Budapest among finalists for European urban mobility award

22 February 2024

Budapest among finalists for European urban mobility award

REALLOCATE's Lead City Budapest (Hungary), is one of the three finalists selected for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK award. The award places a spotlight on awareness-raising and mobility management in the area of sustainable urban mobility and is presented in recognition of activities conducted in 2023.

Budapest was nominated because of its ambitious car-free weekend (16 – 17 September), counting 10,000 participants and featuring activities for children and adults, and a Car-Free Day (22 September) during which the Mayor of Budapest revealed plans for the construction of a new, pedestrian-friendly car-free zone on the Danube embankment. Events on how to 'Save Energy' in the transport sector were also held, alongside close cooperation with the City of Vienna (Austria) to promote best practices in walking and cycling policies.

Budapest's fellow nominees for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2023 are:

Amadora (Portugal) for partnering with fellow local and regional authorities, including the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon, with brands like IKEA and Decathlon, and with Europe-wide campaigns, such as Kidical Mass, to promote walking, cycling and public transport.

Innsbruck (Austria) for tackling the 2023 theme 'Save Energy' from all angles. The city promoted energy savings by allowing public transport subscription holders to travel with up to three friends, by hosting an event on the practical aspects of e-mobility, and by offering free rental of city bikes on World Car-Free Day.

The shortlisted candidates were selected by an independent panel of mobility and transport experts. The winner will be announced at a public award ceremony at La Bellone (Brussels, Belgium) on 14 March 2024. Register for the ceremony here.

Learn about the plans for Budapest in REALLOCATE.

Image: City of Budapest

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