European Commission: Sustainable Urban Mobility campaign. Deadline: 9 November 2012

From the metro, to the bicycle, to walking, and much more – the possibilities for smart travel in the city are endless.

The private car no longer needs to be the only choice for trips around the city. Maybe you want to improve your health by cycling to work, or perhaps you’re eager to see the city from a new perspective by taking a tram through the side streets? You could meet new people by choosing to car share, save time by checking your e-mail on the train, or even learn a new skill by strapping on a pair of rollerblades. And don’t forget that with rising energy prices, embracing sustainable urban mobility will also save you money.

Whatever your vision, a revolution is underway in our mobility culture with new transport infrastructure and services, and a new mindset developing across the EU. So why not join in?

  • Do you want to make positive changes to the way you get around the city? Click here to learn how to ‘Do the Right Mix’!
  • Are you already engaged in promoting better urban mobility? Whether you are an individual or represent an NGO, school, trade union or company, this website will help you to publicise your success and become an active part of the campaign.
  • Looking for financial support? In addition to helping you share your successes in the field of sustainable urban mobility, groups or non-commercial bodies (NGOs, schools/universities/research institutes, etc.) can apply here for financial support of up to EUR 7 000 from the European Commission. So what are you waiting for?
  • Do you work for a local authority? You could have your Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan recognised at EU level by our Award scheme and even win EUR 10 000 for your local authority!

The European Commission’s Sustainable Urban Mobility campaign is linked to the European Mobility Week, which runs from 16 to 22 September every year and culminates in the ’In Town Without My Car!’ day. The campaign is managed by the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport and funded through the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme – the EU’s support programme for non-technological actions in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.