From 16 to 22 September 2023, the European Commission is organizing the European Mobility Week for the 21st time. Last year, measurements by Rijkswaterstaat showed that during the mobility week of September 2022, traffic jams on the A4 around The Hague and Rijswijk had reduced. Reason for The Hague Connected to join forces again this year with employers from the Haaglanden region.
European Mobility Week
Every year, the European Mobility Week is organized and it is an awareness campaign for sustainable urban mobility. Nearly 3000 cities in Europe are participating and driving behavioral change in the field of active mobility, public transport and other clean, transport solutions.
In addition, employers will have to deal with (legal) changes in the coming years, such as the introduction of the draft decree CO2 reduction work-related personal mobility and the Zero-Emission city zones.
Last year, a total of 70,000 fewer kilometers were traveled during the mobility week, resulting in at least 3% fewer traffic jams. Based on this percentage and the average emissions of a passenger car, this led to a reduction of 14 tons of CO2. That is why The Hague Connected, a partnership of major employers in The Hague from the Economic Board The Hague, is once again stimulating the European initiative in the royal city.
The employers are jointly encouraging their employees to adopt more sustainable travel behavior. This is to contribute to awareness for improved traffic flow on access roads in and around The Hague. The following employers are participating in the mobility week: Aegon, NN, PostNL, Shell, Siemens (allen verenigd in The Hague Connected), Gemeente Den Haag, Provincie Zuid Holland, MKB Den Haag, VNO-NCW regio Den Haag, Rabobank, Green Business Club Beatrixkwartier en The Hague & Partners.
Collaboration Zuid Holland Bereikbaar
The Economic Board The Hague and Zuid Holland Bereikbaar have jointly created an ‘inspiration toolbox’. Employers thus have access to useful sustainable mobility tips to stimulate and inspire employees. In addition, employers use this week to draw attention to (new) sustainable mobility policy.
Companies are cordially invited to participate in European Mobility Week from 16 to 22 September. Support is available for the Hague region from the Economic Board The Hague and Zuid-Holland Bereikbaar. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.