As announced last March at the official ceremony, Bologna has won the European Mobility Week Award for 2011 beating Larnaca and Zagreb, the other two finalists.

Bologna won over the European Mobility Week jury by organising a Car Free weekend instead of just one day. The permanent measures implemented included building charging points for electric cars and a plan to extend the city’s network of cycling paths to 130 km. The municipal authorities invited citizens to contribute their views to the plan during Mobility Week. Bologna also set up a large car-free zone at the heart of the city for the week. This pedestrian area was open to street performers, retailers and sports associations and as the initiative attracted over 60 000 visitors, the city authorities have decided to repeat it in future events. The city also organised numerous bike tours, bicycle workshops and self-repair stands, games, walks and an exhibition on electric cars.

To celebrate this award and just at the end of the European Mobility Week, Bologna has launched a brand new video. Have a look!

Who will be next? Applications open until 1 November!