European Mobility Week kicks off today with a bang – but that’s no car backfiring. Utrecht is organizing its own Mobility Week for the very first time, hosting an inspiring series of activities with a focus on sustainable mobility. Their goal? To transform European cities for the better.
Europe’s number one biking province
As you might have guessed, European Mobility Week is right up our street. From September 16-22 every year, the campaign raises awareness about sustainable mobility and inspires Europeans to look to clean, intelligent solutions for moving around their cities. This year, Utrecht has risen to the challenge as it powers ahead with its plans to become Europe’s number one biking region.
So what steps has the Dutch province taken to take the crown? Well, just for a start they’ve improved the area’s biking network, creating express bike routes and funding innovations that encourage a healthier, greener lifestyle. Not bad, Utrecht, not bad at all.
Utrecht dreams for a greener future
During Utrecht’s Mobility Week, all local residents and organizations are invited to register their own activity that puts plans for a more sustainable future into action. And of course, anyone can get stuck into an activity organized by the municipality. Picture a free inspirational online session about sustainability, or a bike tour along the picturesque river Vecht.
The initiative 'More Bikes = More Trees' keeps things clear and simple. Utrecht promises to plant a tree in a field in Bunnik for every 100 bikes counted. Now that’s a pretty inspiring way to make a vision come to life.
A VanMoof test ride in Utrecht
European Mobility Week encourages everyone to get a taste for a more sustainable lifestyle. Think you’re ready to get a feel for the electrified life? We’ve got just the thing. Book a test ride at our Utrecht Service Hub and take the VanMoof S3 or X3 for a spin and experience the smoothest ride out there for yourself. Our Service Hub is located at Savannahweg 63-65, and is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm during working weeks and from 10:00 am to 18:00 pm on weekends. You bring the questions, and we’ll have the answers. Oh, and we’ll have coffee. Lots of coffee.