On 21 March, the Smart City of Dresden has been awarded by the EU for its sustainable mobility plan
Europe is at the forefront of fighting CO2 emissions. Every year the Union and its agencies organise numerous initiatives to raise the attention on the problem and stimulate national and local governments, private and public companies and citizens to opt for sustainable mobility.
The European Mobility Week is the perfect example. The 2018 edition’s motto was “mix and move“, an encouragement for citizens to change how they travel. Boosting electric mobility and promoting carbon-free ways to travel is crucial for this. The City of Dresden is well aware of that, that’s why it‘s largely investing in sustainable mobility with a dedicated plan known as SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan) which has as its central goal improving accessibility of urban areas and providing high-quality and sustainable mobility and transport to, through and within the urban area.
Therefore, in the framework of the European Mobility Week, the Saxon capital applied for the “SUMP Award“, the European prize for sustainable mobility. The “SUMP-Award” is awarded annually in the competition of European cities and the 2018 edition focused on intermodality. It is about the use of different means of transport on different routes in everyday life – depending on what is best suited: bicycles, public transport, walking or even cars.
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