European Mobility Week: Try a new way of getting around in Monaco
At the initiative of the Department of the Environment and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office, the Principality is getting involved in European Mobility Week from 16 to 22 September 2015, in partnership with the Electric Vehicles Club, Monaco Sustainable Development (MC2D) and Monaco City Hall. The aim of the event is to encourage everyone to use different ways of getting around: walking, cycling, electric car, car sharing and public transport.
Programme of events:
- Friday 18 September
Focus on inter-regional multimodality on Monaco railway station’s forecourt:
- 7.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.: SNCF breakfast for travellers
- 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.: passenger transport providers will be at the station
- Saturday 19 September
To mark Public Transport Day, bus services will be free. Bolloré’s electric Blue Bus will also be in service, as a test, running along the Monegasque Bus Company (CAM) routes.
- Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September
The mobility festival will take place in Larvotto (Rose des Vents) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Over the course of the two days, visitors will be able to try out – for free – two-wheel and four-wheel electric vehicles provided by Audi, BMW, Daimler-Benz, Kia, Renault and the Automobile Club of Monaco. This will be a chance to get behind the wheel of electric cars such as the Twizy, the Zoe, the smart car, the BMWi and the Tesla, and to test out Eccity electric scooters and electric bicycles. CAM and Mobee will also offer people a chance to test out their self-service electric bikes and Twizys.
In addition, the Mediterranean Institute for Market Research and Sustainable Development (IMEDD) will present and lead games on the theme of mobility:
- The youngest visitors will be able to take part in Bio-Logika, a fun and educational game which raises awareness of the different types of mobility: car, bike, bus, walking, etc. A variety of recreational workshops will also be offered.
- Older children aged 5–12 will be able to participate in four challenges: Mobility race – on a bike or scooter; Design your own smart city; LIM Quiz; Your town by bike.
- Finally, the “family challenge” will allow children to compete with their parents in a fun atmosphere
- Sunday 20 September
- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Biking Sunday. Avenue Princess Grace will be partly closed to motorised vehicles to enable everyone, young and old alike, to ride within a safe zone in Larvotto. Families and friends will be able to get together on bikes (electric or otherwise), roller skates, and even skateboards.
- From 2 p.m.: BMX Freeride acrobatic bike show. This original performance will feature stunts and freestyle on electric bikes, all set to music!
Radio Monaco will be promoting European Mobility Week throughout the week. The station will be inviting the event organisers onto the GMT+ show presented by Jean-Claude Dimino on Friday 18 September.
For more information, contact:
Department of the Environment: firstname.lastname@example.org