Congratulations to the winners: Malmo for winning the 2016 EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK award for their work promoting active transport and Brussels for winning the 5th SUMP for their work with urban freight!

The top three cities for the two most prestigious awards in European sustainability were announced recently. These awards are the 2016 EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK award and the 5th Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) award.

The 5th SUMP award asked cities to “integrate the movements of goods and services” by creating a viable urban freight plan. The three finalists for the project are Brussels, Budapest, and Stockholm. The jury was impressed with the logistics schemes presented by Brussels, the integration of urban freight and existing mobility plans displayed by Budapest, and Stockholm’s plan to stimulate their local economy. The SUMP award recognises local governments that have addressed both transport needs and improvements to its citizen’s quality of life.

The jury for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK award selected 7 honorable mentions and named Lisbon, Malmo, and Skopje as the 2016 finalists. Their projects were to create pedestrian access to public space, emphasize bicycle transport, and design carpooling networks, respectively. This year’s theme, ‘Smart and sustainable mobility – an investment for Europe’, had the best ever turnout with over 2,400 cities participating. The 63 formal applications were judged by a panel of mobility and transport experts from across the EU.

The winners for both awards will be announced by the Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and DG Environment Daniel Calleja, and presented at an awards ceremony in Brussels on March 20, 2017.

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