- 16 Sep 2019 10:03 AM
This European Mobility Week puts the spotlight on safe walking and cycling and the benefits it can have for our health, our environment, and our bank balance! Active transport modes such as walking and cycling are emission-free and help to keep our hearts and bodies healthy.
Cities that promote walking and cycling over private vehicles have also been found to be more attractive, with less congestion and a higher quality of life.
In terms of individual health benefits, studies show that cyclists on average live two years longer than non-cyclists and take 15 percent fewer days off work through illness, while 25 minutes of brisk walking a day can add up to seven years to your life.
On 21–22 September, Andrássy Avenue will be closed down from traffic from Bajcsy Zsilinszky út to Kodály Körönd to mark Budapest as part of World Car-Free Day.
A series of events will help to attract attention to the importance of a clean and livable city.
Click here to learn more about European Mobility Week