Navigating the future: a closer look at European Mobility Week

In a world shaped by rapid urbanization and the increasing importance of sustainability, European Mobility Week stands for hope and progress. This annual event takes place across Europe from September 16th to 22nd and aims to create cleaner, more accessible, and more efficient urban transport systems. This year's theme is 'Save Energy', highlighting the rising energy costs following the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.

As a car-sharing company, we are always on the lookout for ways to promote sustainable mobility, and we believe that car-sharing is an important part of the solution to the environmental challenges we face. In this blog post, we explore the significance of European Mobility Week and its impact on the future.

Keep reading to discover what small steps you can make in your day-to-day life to help contribute to a more greener and brighter future!

Why having a dedicated week to mobility matters

European Mobility Week is a crucial tool in the fight against climate change. By choosing cleaner modes of transportation, you directly contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, which helps Europe move towards a more sustainable future. And to become climate-neutral by 2050, we'll all need to do our part.

But it's not only about emissions! By choosing an active form of transportation, such as walking or cycling, you're also opting for a healthier lifestyle. And we all want to be our best selves for as long as we can!

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How YOU can help

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...especially when it comes to reducing traffic congestion and maximizing resources. European Mobility Week encourages carpooling, car-sharing, and ridesharing to reduce the number of private vehicles on the road. Every time you choose shared mobility you're not only saving money but also helping to reduce emissions. With a car-sharing service like SHARE NOW, you only pay for a car when you need it. Avoiding the purchase of a car allows for the natural resources, synthetic materials, and energy used in its production to be allocated elsewhere or conserved.

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Help create awareness around European Mobility Week in your network. It doesn’t matter if you’re part of a big NGO or company, or just a group of friends. No matter how small, we all contribute with the resources at hand. The MOBILITYACTION should stimulate positive behavior towards an urban mobility culture, and by submitting your action, you’ll gain more traction and exposure. You can submit your action here.

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Choose clean(er) mobility

Most of us spend the majority of our day sitting still at a desk and are quick to choose the fastest mode of transportation. Which often happens to involve the least amount of walking. But a lot of us also live in dense cities, which are highly walkable. So, run your next errand by foot. Enjoy taking it slow(er) and choose to walk to that shop (free cardio!), instead of hopping into a car, or choose an electric vehicle when possible. Slow and steady wins the race!

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In short, European Mobility Week is not just an event; it's a movement that embodies our collective commitment to a healthier future. It serves as a reminder that small changes in our everyday habits, such as choosing to walk or car-share, can have a significant impact on our environment and quality of life.

It's a week to celebrate progress and a call to action to embrace sustainable mobility solutions that will shape our cities for the better. Remember that true change (and adventure!) happens when you step out of your comfort zone, so let European Mobility Week be your chance to try a new mode of transportation. By doing so, you not only reduce your carbon footprint but also choose new experiences on the road less travelled!

Nicky Verdoodt

Nicky Delphin

Sr. Digital Content Strategist

"Passionate about cats. And cars!"

While the cat’s away, Nicky writes about mobility, one post at a time.