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European Mobility Week (12/09/2008)

Cartagena City Council has added another year to the European Mobility Week, as highlighted by the councilman of Infrastructure and deputy spokesman of the government team, José Vicente Alba, an initiative sponsored by the European Union which aims to give pause to people about the importance of their individual and collective behavior in resolving conflicts and improving mobility in cities.

The organizers of this initiative have chosen slogan for this year's 'Clean Air for All', as the central theme of this year is the air pollution caused by road traffic in cities.

The campaign is coordinated nationally by the Ministry of Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs, and regional level is the Directorate General of Clean Energy and Climate Change Department of Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning of the Autonomous Region Murcia in charge of promoting this regional project.

The last edition took part in European Mobility Week a total of 2,016 European cities (215,664,765 inhabitants), of which 305 were Spanish cities.

Austria, with a total of 396 cities, was the country that had major contribution in this week.

In the Region of Murcia, only participated in this initiative Murcia, Lorca and Cartagena.

Of these, only Cartagena was named "Outstanding City" by the organizers, in recognition of his involvement in this initiative.

The full evaluation report for the previous edition can be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Environment.

The program has made the city of Cartagena for this year's European Mobility Week, which was held from 16-22 September, includes activities such as Eco-efficient Driving Course II Touring, filed recently, the presentation Draft Plan of Sustainable Mobility Beaza Cabezo, presentation + Bike Program, which promotes cycling, and as a main course, the celebration on 20 Is the city without my car ".

To close the European Mobility Week, on 22 will take place awards will be given the II Sustainable Mobility Cartagena with the City Council to recognize the work, commitment and effort of individuals, institutions and companies for sustainable mobility in our city.

It delivered a total of five awards.

The 24 will be a meeting of the boardroom for the sustainable mobility of Cartagena, which are part of a total of 40 individuals representing various institutions, organizations and companies related to the mobility of our town.

In this session, we will submit a document is being prepared within the framework of Local Agenda 21 and aims to lay the foundations of a Local Strategy for Sustainable Mobility Cartagena and the Social Pact for Sustainable Mobility Cartagena.

Will take place at 11.00 hours at the Youth Resource Centre.

It has also designed a specific communication campaign through major radio stations in the city and the advertising panels installed on public streets, with which is the intention to give pause to Cartagena on the advantages of using mobility patterns sustainable in their travels around the city.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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