DAY WITHOUT CARS
Within the European Mobility Week, the City of Nis, like previous years, took an active part in an international campaign whose motto this year was “Mix and Move”. European Mobility Week 2018 is focusing on ‘multimodality’ – the mixing of transport modes within the same journey or for different trips. Embracing the concept of multimodality means rethinking the way we move about our cities, and having the willingness to try out new forms of mobility. From a city’s perspective, it requires the political will to support alternative transport methods. On this occasion a Day without Car event was held at the main city square and along main city roads. Many athletes took part in the event as well as children of pre-school and school age. The Deputy Mayor Prof. Dr. Milos Bandjur spoke at the event on the behalf of the City of Nis. At the official opening of the event, besides the Deputy Mayor, the people gathered for the event were addressed by Joakim Vaern, Deputy Ambassador of Sweden in Serbia, and Klara Danilović, Advisor for Urban Planning and Housing at the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities. The recreational cycling ride from the main city square along the streets of the wider city center back to the main square was held. This traditional event was organized by the EU Info Corner and the City of Nis.