EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK AWARD: Skopje among the finalist

The European Commission announced the winners of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2016 on 20 March. Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city, won the Award for its efforts to promote sustainable urban mobility to different target groups of all ages and for its long-term commitment to active mobility. Recognising also its efforts towards a more sustainable mobility, Skopje together with Lisbon were the two other finalist.

The three finalists had different strengths. Lisbon won through to the final three due to its focus on making public spaces available and safe for pedestrians and Malmö for building on its traditionally strong cycling infrastructure.  Skopje innovative car-pooling service has helped residents save money while helping the environment.

The three finalists were chosen from a longlist of 63 applications from 23 different countries.

The award ceremony took place on 20 March 2017 in Brussels and the award was presented by Violta Bulc, European Commission in charge of Transport. 

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