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Raising awareness in European Mobility week

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European Mobility week started yesterday and this year the campaign locally is being led by the Department of Environment and Climate Exchange.

Since its introduction in 2002 it has steadily grown, both across Europe and around the world. Over half of the participating cities implemented permanent measures, amounting to a total of 5657, primarily focusing on mobility management, accessibility and new or improved bicycle facilities.

The refurbishment of Wellington Front, the new Gibraltar Bus Tracker Web App and the soon to be launched “Redibike” scheme are all examples of permanent measures here in Gibraltar, said a Government statement.

Yesterday, at the start of the campaign, the Department of Environment and Climate Exchange manned a stall in the Piazza yesterday and distributed leaflets on the event which will be held on Sunday as part of the week long campaign.

“In Town Without My Car” day will be held on Sunday.

The event will involve the closure of a main stretch of road from the Referendum Gate to the south all the way down Line Wall road as far as the junction with the Piazza. Access will only be permitted for public service and emergency vehicles.

Activities will be held in the area between 10am and 2pm including a treasure hunt, a cycle safety course with the RGP, free bicycle checks with the Raleigh shop, interactive demonstrations with the Alameda Gardens team, artisan market stalls and a raffle in aid of the GBC Open Day.

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