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Larnaca’s mobility events among top ten in Europe

Larnaca has been short-listed among the top ten cities in Europe in the context of EU Mobility Week.

A total of 1,923 cities hosted events for Mobility Week, which aims at creating an urban environment friendly to alternative mobility means such as public transport, bicycles and walking.

Representatives of the Municipality of Larnaca will take part in the award ceremony to take place in Brussels on March 24-25.

Lefteris Embedoklis, from the Larnaca Municipality said the town has been participating for years in Mobility Week, which is organised every September.

“The aim of these events is to reduce the use of motor vehicles and minimise emissions,” he adde. Three years ago Larnaca was chosen in the top three for the events it organised, while last year the city was again short-listed among the top ten European cities for the best action in the context of European Mobility Week.

The European Mobility Week Award scheme aims to reward the local authority that is deemed to have done the most in raising public awareness of sustainable mobility issues and in implementing measures to achieve a shift towards sustainable urban transport. An independent panel of transport experts assesses all eligible applications and shortlists 10 local authorities which they consider have performed outstandingly well.


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