Lisbon is the winner city of the European Mobility Week Award 2018 for larger municipalities, the European Commission’s jury for the prize announced this month, in Brussels.
Intended to award cities larger than 50,000 inhabitants, the prize was presented to the city’s councilman for the Mobility and Safety, Miguel Gaspar, who represented Lisbon’s municipality at the award ceremony. “We are committed to the future generations to leave them a better world. Our environment goals are clear and ambitious but, to achieve them, we need a revolution in mobility”, he said.
The Portuguese capital was nominated for the final shortlist of candidates to the award on the 26th of February last, together with the cities of Gdynia (Poland) and Palma (Spain). The European Mobility Week takes place every year, between the 16th and the 22nd of September.
“The European Commission’s jury acknowledged Lisbon’s strong vision for the promotion of a more sustainable mobility culture, committed to changing the paradigm of urban mobility and raise the citizen’s awareness to modes of transport alternative to private vehicles”, was stated by the Lisbon Municipal Council.