2012 European Mobility Week Award
The European Mobility Week Award scheme aims to reward the local authority that is deemed to have done the most in raising public awareness of sustainable mobility issues and implementing measures to achieve a shift towards sustainable urban transport.
The winning city is chosen by an independent panel of transport experts who assess all eligible applications and shortlist 10 local authorities which they consider have performed outstandingly well.
Zagreb takes home 2012 EMW Award!
Zagreb (Croatia) was revealed as the winner of the 2012 European Mobility Week Award in Brussels (Belgium). The Croatian capital was praised for its innovative approach to citizen engagement, which transformed EMW into a weeklong celebration. The city was chosen ahead of Swedish finalists Gävle and Östersund for the award.
Speaking at the event, Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik praised the work of cities and citizens, saying: “if we all take small steps, together we take a giant leap forward”.
As part of its award, a high-quality promotional video will be filmed in Zagreb, outlining its exemplary approach to sustainable mobility, which will be on the website in June.
During the week, citizens in Zagreb took part in activities such as urban fitness and educational sessions, rode vintage trams and helped redesign public parking lots for bicycles, amongst others.
The finalists were:
A promotional video outlining the finalists' mobility achievements was produced.
The shortlisted cities were:
- Krosno Odrzanskie
- Vitoria - Gasteiz
For further information on the European Mobility Week Award contact:
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