European Mobility Week 2021

 From 16 to 22 September 2021, European Mobility Week will be held. In all major European cities, there will be events and activities to raise awareness of the importance of soft mobility today.

This year’s slogan is “Be healthy. Move sustainably”. Its theme therefore revolves around health, both mental and physical. This is a very topical theme, as health is becoming an increasingly important part of our lives, especially since COVID.

European Mobility Week 2021 poster

Friday 17 September is Park(ing)day. On this day, most of the city’s car parks will be transformed into parks, gardens and other forms of public space.

Sunday 20 September is ‘Car Free Day’. Various organisations and facilities in the city are organising numerous activities in the street, where vehicle traffic will be replaced by, among other proposals, open to all (workshops for all ages, exhibitions, children’s bike circuits, ballooning, races, zumba and body combat courses and workshops…).

Bicycles near the Arc de Triomphe during the Car Free Day.

As you can see, all its activities will aim to raise awareness of the need to reduce the use of motorised vehicles, but above all to promote more sustainable means of transport (walking, cycling and public transport), in order to achieve a less polluted city.