17 March 2017
LISBON, 2nd CONSECUTIVE YEAR, ONE OF THE 3 CITIES
The Lisbon City Council has again applied for the European Mobility Week Award (EMWA).
The 2016 edition of SEM registered the largest ever participation with 2427 cities, 550 more than in the year 2015.
EMWA aims to reward municipalities that have developed the best practices for sustainable mobility, which have implemented one or more permanent measures that persist in the city, which contribute to the use of alternative modes of transport to the car.
The measures implemented, the intervention in the central axis of the city, Av. Da República and Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, the program a square in each neighborhood, the requalification of the riverfront (Cais do Sodré, Corpo Santo and Campo das Cebolas) , Exemplary measures have been taken by the European Commission. The award ceremony for the winning city will take place in Brussels on 20 March.