Bilbao, Grenoble, Lilienthal, and Mönchengladbach win European sustainable mobility awards

On 19 April, the European Commission announced Mönchengladbach (Germany) as the winner of the European Mobility Week Award 2020 for larger municipalities, while Lilienthal (Germany) took home the title for smaller municipalities. The 9th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) was won by Greater Grenoble Area Mobility Authority (SMMAG) for Grenoble-Alpes SUMP (France), and the EU Urban Road Safety Award went to Bilbao (Spain). The awards all recognise remarkable initiatives carried out in 2020. The annual theme for the European Mobility Week and the SUMP Awards was ‘Zero-emission mobility for all’. Speaking about the finalists, Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, said: “These inspiring achievements really show how cities and towns across Europe can improve people’s wellbeing by shifting towards cleaner, greener and more sustainable travel options for all. I invite others to follow this path and to join forces in building a mobility system for future generations that is smart, resilient, and does its share to achieve our ambitious emission reduction goals. I look forward to celebrating with you the 20th Year of European Mobility Week under our call to action ‘Move Sustainably. Stay Healthy’.” The European Mobility Week campaign runs from 16-22 September each year. Last year, over 2,900 towns and cities from 53 countries took part. The 2021 campaign theme is ‘Safe and Healthy with Sustainable Mobility’. More information is available here.