EU-Turkey ties at 'watershed moment', EU's top envoy says
Today (16 September) marks the start of the 19th European Mobility Week, the European Commission’s yearly campaign promoting clean and sustainable urban mobility. Running from 16–22 September, the event will see thousands of towns and cities from over 40 countries organizing activities that put zero-emission mobility for all in the spotlight.
It includes the well-known car-free day, when roads are closed for motorised traffic and open for people on foot, bike, e-scooter etc. Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean, said: “This year is a big challenge for our towns and cities. But the pandemic also showed us that people appreciate and expect our cities to become safer, cleaner and accessible to all. During this week and beyond, our partner cities from all around Europe will show how greener and more digital European towns and cities could look.”
Additionally, and in co-operation with the campaign, the European network of road traffic police forces (ROADPOL) is organising a new campaign for road safety – the ROADPOL Safety Days. The national police forces will record the number of road fatalities on 17 September, aiming to reach zero deaths on that day. This year’s theme ‘zero-emission mobility for all’ does not only reflect the European Green Deal‘s ambitious targets of a carbon-neutral continent by 2050, but also the often overlooked importance of accessibility to zero-emission transport. More information can be found here.