Today we talk about the 2020 European Mobility Week held during these days, specifically from Wednesday September 16 to Tuesday September 22. As it is very important to us, we want you to learn a little more about one of our main reasons for existence. Ready?

First of all… Can you guess this year's theme?

The theme chosen for this 2020 is mobility without emissions. With this, it is intended to reflect the goal of neutrality in carbon emissions by 2050 at a general level within cities.

It is very important to raise awareness about it so that, together, we can speed up the change towards a new form of mobility.

Do you know how our motorcycles collaborate in the environment?

At Velca, we also feel that we have an essential role with this proposal and that is why… this week we are especially happy! since, our purpose is that fewer emissions are generated through mobility in Spain. We achieve this thanks to the batteries of our motorcycles which are ... 100% electric! ?

La European Mobility Week It is an event that has been held since 1999 and since 2000 has been in collaboration with the European Commission. In addition to the fact that it is always held on the same dates, its purpose is to raise awareness among citizens and propose measures that encourage European cities to invest in new infrastructures and actions for sustainable transport.

Can you imagine how these cities can change if the infrastructure of their transport networks evolves completely towards electricity?

En Madrid, different actions have been carried out this week, such as reducing the cost of BiciMAD up to 50%, the extension of the green routes, and a new electric bus line that surrounds the central district of the capital.

En Bilbao, also join this week with a mobility plan presented by the City Council where proposals are collected to reduce pollution during work trips, modifications in the use of the Barik card of an impersonal nature, planning of the distribution of vehicles to the employees within companies ...

In addition, one of the measures that has had the most impact is that from the 22nd, the capital of Biscay will become the first in the world to limit the speed of traffic to 30 km / h.

Other European cities also incorporate this year's thematic guidelines, and there are several interesting proposals. Between them, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Copenhagen  pose:

  • Zero emission zones within their urban centers.
  • New fleets of electric, hybrid or compressed natural gas-powered buses.
  • Fully electric type ferries connecting the north and south of the city.
  • Plans for exchanging old vehicles for public transport passes.
  • Public charging points to facilitate the purchase and recharging of electric vehicles.
  • Appeal by the authorities to the use of private vehicles that work with
    electricity, hydrogen or biofuels.
  • Cycle highways for use by citizens in their daily transport.

In cities like Prague, Graz, Krakow or Riga They propose to make general investments so that the transport habits of their citizens are less and less in private vehicles. In this way, the general public transport networks will have a greater use, investing in fleets and projects that give a 180º turn to what is known in recent decades.

In general, Europe and its cities propose progressive changes and projects that improve life towards neutrality without emissions, where institutions, citizens, and companies are an important part of this transition.

And we ask ourselves ... do you worry as much as we do what the future of our cities will be like? ? For now, we invite you to move in a much cleaner and more sustainable way, encouraging you to try a Velca.

See you in the next Riders article! ?