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歐洲易行周秀創意 市民爭回都市規劃權

2014年09月24日
摘譯自2014年9月18日ENS比利時,布魯塞爾報導;姜唯編譯;蔡麗伶審校

第13屆年度歐洲易行周於前(22)日落幕,共有超過2000個城市共襄盛舉。今年的主題是「聽我們的聲音,想像我們的城市」(Our streets, our choice),鼓勵公民「收回」都市空間權,創造自己最想要居住的城市。

「聽我們的聲音,想像我們的城市」。(來源:djembar lembasono)

無車日、遠距辦公 近2千城市參賽

負責交通事務的歐盟執委會副主席Siim Kallas說,「長久以來,私人汽車決定了都市計畫。但今天,交通壅塞每年造成我們1兆歐元的經濟損失,還不包括人們的時間和健康。因此我很高興看到今年歐洲易行周盛大舉行。我相信將會出現許多將生活環境變得更好的想法。」

在易行周期間,總共43國,超過2000個城市參與了永續通勤競賽、遠距離辦公計畫、快閃活動、無車日活動、創意競賽和慶典。凡是規劃易行周相關活動、實施永久性措施並訂定無車日的城市,就可以申請歐洲易行獎。

今年歐盟依照「好事組合」(Do the Right Mix)活動辦法,舉辦第3屆2014年永續都市移動計畫(Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan,SUMP)獎,表揚發展出符合需要又有效率的永續運輸計畫城市,獎項為1萬歐元,並可受到國際表揚。

用藝術「收回」街道 城市規劃自己想像

在西班牙瓦倫西亞,居民正努力收回Compas Centre地段,改回無汽車的公共空間,成為永續交通實施區。

1865年瓦倫西亞城牆被拆毀,該地區成為自行車、公共交通和行人在市中心和外圍地區移動的重要空間。但最近卻變成了汽車通行的圓環。當地居民行動的目的是將Compas Centre變回無汽車公共空間,成為永續交通實施區,從一天開始,慢慢變成長期性措施。

奧地利各城市舉辦「街道盛開」繪畫比賽。兒童們透過街道彩繪「收回」街道,將城市變成他們想要的模樣。這個計畫是多所學校合作舉辦,表現最佳者可獲得獎項。

2014 European Mobility Week Opens: Our Streets, Our Choice
BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 18, 2014 (ENS)

Over 2,000 European towns and cities are participating in the 13th annual European Mobility Week, a week-long series of events from September 16-22 coordinated by a consortium backed by the European Commission.

The aim of this year’s European Mobility Week, with the slogan “Our streets, our choice,” is to encourage citizens to “reclaim” urban spaces to create the city they want to live in, organizers say.

Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, in charge of transport, said, “For too long, private cars have determined how cities are planned. But nowadays, €100 billion are lost to our economies every year due to congestion, not to speak of the effects on people’s time and health. Therefore, I’m very pleased to see the enthusiastic uptake of this year’s European Mobility Week. I’m sure there are plenty of good ideas around on how we can better shape where we live.”

Towns and cities that plan a full week of events, introduce permanent measures and set up a car-free day can apply for the European Mobility Week Award.

During European Mobility Week, citizens in more than 2000 cities in 43 countries are participating in sustainable commuting challenges, teleworking campaigns, flash mobs, car free day events, creative competitions and festivals.

In Valencia, Spain, residents are reclaiming Compas Centre as a car-free public space for sustainable mobility.

When the Valencia city walls were demolished in 1865, the area became a shared space for bicycles, public transport and pedestrians moving between the city center and outlying districts. But recently the area was transformed into a ring road for motor vehicles. The aim of this action is to revert this inner ring road back to a car-free public space for sustainable mobility, first for a single day, and eventually permanently.

Across Austria cities and towns are holding “Blooming Streets” painting competitions. Children have the chance to reclaim their streets by painting streets the way they would like to shape them. This initiative is organized through schools and with the best effort earning a prize.

This year, the EU is launching the 2014 Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) award within the framework of the “Do the Right Mix” campaign.

In its third edition, the award recognizes outstanding work being carried out by cities and local authorities across Europe to meet the transport needs of their communities in an effective and sustainable way.

The winning region or local authority will receive a prize of €10, 000 and international recognition for its initiatives.

※ 全文及圖片詳見:ENS