DAY WITHOUT CARS

ADŽSeptember 22, 20202min91

By closing the traffic along main city streets of General Milojko Lesjanin and Vozda Karadjordja, from 09.00 to 12.00 the traditional Day without Cars was marked.  The Member of Niš City Council Sonja Milojković, in charge of environmental protection, stated that the City of Niš, this year as well as the previous ones, has been participating in the celebration of the European Mobility Week, which is being held from September 16 to 22. The European Mobility Week is being marked under the slogan Mobility without Pollution for All in our city for the 17th time, as well as the World Car Free Day. “European Mobility Week is an annual campaign that promotes sustainable urban mobility and encourages local governments across Europe to introduce sustainable transport measures, develop infrastructure for sustainable urban mobility and offer their citizens alternatives to car use,” said councilor Milojković. The theme of this year’s event reflects the European Commission’s ambitious goal of making Europe a carbon-neutral continent by 2050 – that is, emitting as much carbon dioxide as nature can absorb, thus eliminating one of the main factors of climate change. A healthier environment, better air quality, lower noise levels, as well as greater traffic safety are the goals of the campaign that ended today with Car Free Day. This year, due to the special situation we are in, the European Mobility Week is held in specific circumstances, without organizing mass gatherings, characteristic for this event.