The European Mobility Week is a campaign of the European Commission with the aim of improving the quality of life of citizens in urban areas by promoting alternative and innovative urban transport solutions. It is celebrated every year from September 16 to 22, and this year's theme was about saving fuel and energy in general and was carried out under the slogan "Let's move better - save energy!" The goal is to encourage citizens to walk, cycle and use alternative transport solutions affect the reduction of energy consumption, the reduction of environmental pollution, but also the improvement of living conditions and health.
We celebrated the EU mobility week on September 20 in cooperation with the City of Karlovac, the City Library "Ivan Goran Kovačić" Karlovac, the Traffic Police of the city of Karlovac, and Aquatika - Freshwater Aquarium Karlovac, which began with the closure of Radićeva Street from the rotor on Rakovac to the intersection with Elementary School Dragojla Jarnević from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., by cycling the Cycle Librarian from the City Library I. G. Kovačić to Aquatika. Then an exhibition of children's works on the topic of mobility in traffic was viewed in Aquatica, and the thematic guidelines for 2023 were displayed at the info stand of Europe directa, i.e. quick guides with the theme "Let's save energy" which were distributed to everyone, after which a lecture was held for 4th grade students Braća Seljan Elementary School on traffic safety in cooperation with the Karlovac Traffic Police. In order to check how carefully they listened to the lecture, a quiz followed and the best three teams won valuable gifts provided by Europe direct Karlovac.
The European Mobility Week ends with the European Car Free Day, which is celebrated on September 22.
The climate changes we are witnessing, the need to save energy, the hectic pace of life and health care are our daily routine. Let's not just wait for the European Mobility Week to take part in the activities and think about how each of us can get involved and make small steps to reduce environmental pollution and improve living conditions and health.