Schultz Environment Blog

Environment in a broad sense,transports and energy issues. From my local point of view with a global touch!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Travel smarter – live better

That is the theme of this year’s European Mobility week. You can find out more about the event at The actual week is 16-22 of September and it is an awareness rising campaign. I remember the first time Karlstad participated in the campaign “In town without my car” in 2000. At that time it wasn’t that many cities. I was interviewed by the BBC radio live and reported about the activities in Karlstad. We also had a possibility for the public to chat with the former EU commissioner Margot Wallström. We had lots of arrangements in the city centre and many people visited the area. Two years later 2002 the first European Mobility Week started. So far around 590 cities throughout Europe have listed to participate in September this year. By the way, now days also cities in Japan, Tawain, Barzil, Colombia and Equador are participating in a similar campaign. There will be far more by the start in September, I think. Is the city where you live participating?