Sustainable and Safe Mobility Week
Dates: from 16/09/2018 to 22/09/2018
Come together and get going!
The Sustainable and Safe Mobility Week takes place between 16 and 22 September, promoting more sustainable, safe and healthy mobility habits such as getting around on foot, by bicycle, on public transport or using electric vehicles, as well as envisaging possible changes in the use made of public spaces, improving air quality and reducing pollution.
This is a European initiative that Barcelona joins in with every year, as do all the other Catalan municipalities. This year, some of the activities are included in the program celebrating the Festival of La Mercè.
Over this period, Barcelona and many other towns and cities within the metropolitan area carry out a variety of activities to encourage and work towards a more humane and user-friendly city. Using the slogan "Come together and get going!" the 2018 Week has focused on promoting the use of different methods of transport according to the type of journey.
Activities organized by TMB
On 22 September, from 10:30 onwards, TMB will be taking part in Mobility Week by offering a range of leisure activities aimed at children (drawing and badge-making workshops) taking place around a zero emissions 100% electric bus. In Barcelona the bus will be located on Via Laietana and in L’Hospitalet on Carrer Prat de la Riba. Both streets will be closed to traffic as part of the Day Without Cars, the event that finishes off Mobility Week.
The main objectives of the Week are the following:
- To stimulate civic behavior in respect of vehicle use compatible with sustainable urban development, especially through protecting air quality, preventing traffic accidents, reducing the emission of greenhouse gases and the rational consumption of energy resources.
- To raise citizens' awareness about the environmental impact of transport and to provide information about the different transport methods used.
- To boost the use of sustainable means of transport, especially public transport, bicycles, mobility on foot and electric vehicles.
- To encourage citizens to reconnect with the city, its people and its cultural heritage, in a healthy and relaxed setting.
- To reflect on how the excessive use of motorized transport affects our health. On the one hand, the air pollution and congestion that it produces has a negative effect on the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. On the other, it encourages a sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity.