This year, the annual European Mobility Week (EMW) will take from the 16 to 22 September. Since 2002, when the EMW was initiated by the European Commission, citizens can gain insights into sustainable mobility concepts of municipalities across Europe. For example, innovative transport solutions are presented, such as the restructuring of parking lots, the implementation of new pedestrian and cycle paths or the testing of electric vehicles. The aim of the EMW is to help municipalities to create a long-term awareness of the population for sustainable mobility and thus to create low-carbon and environmentally friendly transport measures.
The European Central Bank is now in its sixth year of participating in the EU Mobility Week. During this time, employees are offered various activities to sensitise them to more environmentally friendly mobility. In this context, Dr. Frederic Rudolph, Project Co-ordinator in the Mobility and International Cooperation Research Unit in the Division Energy, Transport and Climate Policy at the Wuppertal Institute, will give a lecture for the staff of the ECB on 16 September. Topics of his talk include aspects of the transport reversal in Germany, local and international examples on "Good Practice of Cities" and "Shared Mobility".