EWRC 2021: "Promoting soft mobility in the Mediterranean" by Urban Transports Community

On October 14, 2021, the Urban Transports Community organised an Exhibitor Pitch at the European Week of Regions and Cities on soft or active mobility in the Mediterranean.

Promoting Soft or Active mobility in the Mediterranean was the topic of the Urban Transports’ pitch session at the European Week of Regions and Cities held the 14 of October online. You can now find the recordings of the session here and all the information related to this event by following #EURegionsWeek.

The session hosted interesting interventions by the cities of Sfax and Larnaca through their municipal representatives. From Sfax, Mme Karoui, head of Works division, shared the vision for a common mobility agency in the city and the work on a road design guide to standardise it in agreement with local and national partners. The lessons learned by both cities in their experience as replicator of the UTC #Mentoring programme were also shared. The Pioneering entities for Larnaca and Sfax are respectively the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona & Misano Adriatico. Mr Andras Karakatsanis, from the municipality of Larnaca, Cyprus, explained how the mentoring process allows for collective thinking and makes it easier to avoid making the same mistakes again and again. 

Prof. Zoi Christoforou recalled the key policy recommendations compiled by the Urban Transport’s first policy brief on the topic of accessible, safe and locally driven cycling policies in the Mediterranean. The brief tackles some of the main challenges of cycling policies' deployment in our cities and outlines some measures to be taken by local authorities, national governments and even the European Union.

You can read the UTC Policy Brief here : https://urban-transports.interreg-med.eu/no-cache/news-events/news/detail/actualites/utc-policy-brief-1-promoting-soft-mobility-in-the-mediterranean/


_ Zoi CHRISTOFOROU, Professor at the University of Patras, Greece

_ Imen KAROUI, Member of the local council of the Municipality of Sfax, Tunisia / see her presentation /

_ A. KARAKATSANIS, Representative of the Municipality of Larnaca, Cyprus

The session will be moderated by Christos GIOLDASIS, Project Officer at CYVINET CY-EL and Laia VINYES MARCE, Project Officer at MedCities