Active mobility sets the tone at Bordeaux Metropole’s Mobility Week

Author: Clémence Burgué

For the 20th edition of the European Mobility Week, nearly 3,500 people participated in events in Bordeaux Métropole.

This year, festivities were kicked off by the Velotour – a 15-20 km cycling fun route that weaves through various unusual locations around the Metropolis. For its 3rd edition, more than 3,000 cyclists rode through interesting sites like the Metropolitan Hotel lobby and the ice rink.

During this week, the cities of Bruges and Le Bouscat were rewarded for their collaboration in the implementation of a cycling lane, as well as the city of Bègles for its “school streets to children” initiative.

A mobility challenge launched in June was also closed and the winning establishments were rewarded for their involvement and the measures implemented relating to sustainable urban mobility. One key example of this is the creation or renewal of a Company Mobility Plan.

The week ended with conferences and round-table discussions that tackled the topic of “Peri urban mobility”. More than a hundred people attended the different presentations. Watch the live recording here.

Two Handshake colleagues, Raoul Teekamp from Amsterdam and Diana Bern Skyum from Copenhagen, kindly agreed to bring their expertise to the table. They gave very interesting and thoughtful presentations on bicycle parking facilities and their cycling highway networks.

You can find the live recordings available on Bordeaux Métropole’s YouTube channel, all translated in French.

Image by: Bordeaux Métropole

Image by: Bordeaux Métropole

This project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement no 769177.

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