Barcelona is getting ready for Sustainable Mobility Week

Sustainability. From 16 to 22 September. Barcelona is once again celebrating the importance of moving around in a healthier and more environmentally-friendly way.

With the aim of fostering more sustainable mobility in the city and informing the general public about other uses for public areas, Barcelona is once again joining this European event, which will reach its climax with the World Car Free Day on 22 September.

The Safe and Sustainable Mobility Week, which is being held from 16 to 22 September, aims to raise the general public’s awareness about the importance of moving around in a healthy and environmentally-friendly way.

And under the slogan ‘Smart mobility. Powerful economy’, it offers the possibility of a healthy, sustainable and safe lifestyle while promoting the potential of smart mobility for economic development.

This year, the organisation expects to reach 80% of the municipalities with over 10,000 inhabitants.

Do you want to take part with your own activity? 

All organisations and associations are invited to organise an activity that promotes sustainable, safe mobility and to make it part of the Sustainable Mobility Week.

You have until 20 July  to send in your proposals, so that they can be included in the Sustainable and Safe Mobility Week programme. All you have to do is fill in this form.

The activity will be published on both the Barcelona City Council website and the Sustainable and Safe Mobility Week website, which is run by the Generalitat of Catalonia.

Come and take part in Park(ing) Day

As part of the European Sustainable and Safe Mobility Week, the third edition of Park(ing) day Barcelona will be held on Friday 16 of September.

This event is held in over two hundred cities around the world, where a wide range of associations (environmental, artistic, architectural, social, local resident, etc.) and the general public, transform public parking areas into places for pedestrians.

This means that parking areas are turned into parks, gardens and other public areas, in order to raise awareness about the need for different kind of city; a greener city with greater biodiversity and lower pollution levels; a city designed for people.

Park(ing) day originated in San Francisco in 2005, when Rebar. an association of city’s architects, proposed a a new way of highlighting and expressing the lack of public areas in the city.

Last year, over 55 organisations participated in Barcelona’s Park(ing) day with their own activities.If you would like to take part in this year’s edition, all you have to do is follow some simple steps and then join in with this world-wide event that promotes a more sustainable city!