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News article11 December 20193 min read

Choosing the most impressive MOBILITY ACTION 2019

2019's EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK saw a record 1,028 MOBILITYACTIONs from businesses, schools, NGOs and other organisations across Europe.

Five of those have been nominated for the title of Best MOBILITYACTION 2019, and you can help to choose the winner. To win the competition, the nominee needs to get the highest number of points overall.

The nominees are:

1) Literary Competition on the Theme "Walk to the end of the city" (Bulgaria)

The Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water in Plovdiv organised a literary competition under the theme "Walk to the end of the city." Participants of all ages with an interest in literature and the environment were invited to participate, submitting a piece of literature that focused on the theme. Submissions focused on walking, highlighting the health, environmental, social and emotional benefits associated with it, were particularly sought out. Organiser: Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water - Plovdiv

2) Mobility café: Biciculture Friday (Portugal)

On 20 September 2019, the Parish Council of Olivais hosted the event “Biciculture Friday” at its Culture House. During the event, the Parish launched their "Cycling to work" guide and held a debate on EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK’s theme "Safe walking and cycling." At the end of the day, there was a night bike ride around the parish with the participants. Organiser: Junta de Freguesia de Olivais

3) European Mobility Week: Going for Zero Traffic Victims (The Netherlands)
The mobility department of the Province of Zuid-Holland organised a road safety awareness week under the title of ‘Going for zero traffic victims’. During the week, a number of awareness raising events and activities were organised, including: courses on cycling safety and the safe use of e-bikes, a campaign encouraging children to walk to school, and several workshops on the importance of road safety. Organiser: ROV-ZH

4) Parklet2go - Pedal-powered placemaking (Austria)

PARKLET 2 GO is an urbanistic tool for testing, evaluating and discussing the transformation of specific (parking) spaces in an effective and informal way. PARKLET 2 GO is used for the temporary installation in parking lots and public spaces in general. The aim of PARKLET 2 GO is to carry out various spatial experiments and activating interventions in public space. Organiser: Smarter Than Car

5) A human chain to demand a optimal pedestrian crosswalk (Spain)

Volunteers from NGO Andando Burgos highlighted the need for a new, direct and shorter crosswalk at one of the main access points to the pedestraian zone in the city center, as a symbol of a new approach to the design of our crosswalks and streets. Thinking about pedestrians' needs, they did this by forming human chains on either side of the location of the new potential crosswalk. Organiser: Andando Burgos


How to win points?

Every morning this week at 10.00AM CET, a nominee will be profiled through the social media accounts –  FacebookTwitter and Instagram. The post will be online from 10.00 AM CET and voting stops the following day at 10.00 AM CET. Every like, retweet/share, and comment generated during this 24-hour period will count as one point. These points will account for 50% of the overall vote

From 16 December-20 December, Facebook and Twitter polls will be launched, where followers will be invited to vote for their favourite entry. This will account for the remaining 50% of the vote. Polls will close on 20 December at 12.00 PM CET.

The points from the social media posts and the polls will be then added together and the nominee who secures the highest number of points overall will be declared the winner.

The winning MOBILITYACTION will be invited to join the sustainable mobility workshops in March 2019.



Publication date
11 December 2019
  • Mobility management
  • Europe-wide