Every year, since 2002, the European Mobility Week is organised from 16 to 22 September and is dedicated to sustainable mobility. The campaign is accompanied by a one-day event called “In town, without my car”.
This year European Mobility Week (EMW) in Lviv was held for the sixth time on September 16-22. The theme of the European Mobility Week 2015 was Choose. Change. Combine. This year’s theme of multimodality encourages people to think about the range of available transport opportunities and to choose the right kind of transportation for each trip. Combining means of transportation often leads to a faster and more enjoyable journey.
EMW in Lviv was supported by the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH.
On Wednesday September 16 th EMW began with Street lectures, organized jointly with the Urban Studies. The event was held in the courtyard of the Museum of Ideas. For over 4 days, until September 26 lectures and workshops were conducted. Every day lecturers talked about a different type of sustainable mobility. The first day was dedicated to pedestrians, the second day – to cycling, the third – public transport and fourth – electric cars and responsible way of using them. Lecturers are renowned experts in each of the themes in Lviv, and Kyiv.
Also on September 16 was the screening of “Bike vs Cars“ film at Lviv Arts Palace. The film is also called a cycling film of the decade, which tells the story of the confrontation between two worldviews in transport priorities - cars and bikes. This film was shown for the third time in Lviv, but for the first time with Ukrainian dubbing. After the screening we had a discussion about the transport situation in Lviv and in Ukraine in general.
On Sunday, September 20 were held traditional “Children’s cycling games”. The games are aimed to prepare children for different situations on the road, to learn traffic rules, to learn navigation skills, to encourage children to cycle and promote cycling tourism. Children’s cycling games are organized by “Koleso Vitriv” cycling club.