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Step away from the car

Monday, September 17, 2018 - Published by Anne Sofie Forfang

The focus of this week's European Mobility Week 2018 campaign is about encouraging European citizens to explore the many different options available for getting from A to B and to think about which type of transport best suits their particular journey instead of just opting for the car.

The campaign provides a great opportunity to present sustainable mobility alternatives to local residents and to explain the challenges that cities and towns are facing as a result of increased amount of traffic on the roads.

During a recent visit to the SHARE-North Project we learnt that a number of local residents in Bremen, Bergen and Flanders are already taking steps in this direction.  They have all made a conscious decision to use alternative mobility options, including car-sharing services which operate from SHARE-North’s mobility hubs (mobil.punkt). 

Convenience, costs savings and a good conscience were just a few of the reasons local residents in these cities gave for using the car-sharing services. 

You can read more about the visit here and in the meantime practice asking yourself 'do I need to use my car for this trip' before reaching for your car keys...