Six finalists have been selected for two European awards promoting sustainable urban mobility, including five EUROCITIES members.
The two awards, the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) Award, and the European Mobility Week (EMW) Award, will be presented by European commissioner for transport, Violeta Bulc, at a ceremony in Brussels on 23 March 2015.
All the finalists for the SUMP Award, Bremen, Dresden and Ghent, are EUROCITIES members. They have been selected this year for showing excellent monitoring and evaluation of both the planning and implementation of their SUMPs. This process is critical for ensuring the long term success of these strategies. The winning city will take home €10,000 to spend on further promoting its SUMP. A total of 17 applications from 10 EU countries were submitted for this year’s award.
Of the three finalists for the European Mobility Week Award, two are EUROCITIES members – Murcia and Vienna – while the other is Ostersund in Sweden. These cities have been selected from a shortlist of ten cities, of which five are EUROCITIES members (Budapest, Murcia, Skopje, Vienna and Zagreb). The three finalists were selected for their efforts to promote sustainable urban mobility during EMW and through permanent measures throughout the year. This year’s finalists were selected for their activities linked to the 2014 EMW theme of ‘our streets, our choice’. The winning city receives a professional three-minute video promoting its achievements. A total of 38 cities from 18 countries applied for this award.
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