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Tarragona celebrates the Week of Sustainable and Safe Mobility


Tarragona. Gold Coast. September 20, 2012. Saturday from 22 to 29 September, Catalonia celebrates the annual Week of Sustainable and Safe Mobility, which, under the slogan "Move in the right direction," search new forms of mobility and ease the stranglehold the private car in favor of a more sustainable transport.   Change our mode of transportation can mean a better city to live in and breathe the air of a higher quality and healthier. Take public transportation group to go to work, to bike or walk to town for shopping instead of taking the car can play an important role in health.   In Tarragona, this week, 22 municipalities and 5 entities in the province of Tarragona made numerous activities with the aim of providing a new way for social awareness on the need for a new urban mobility to avoid the negative effects resulting from inappropriate use of the car in the city.   ATM in Tarragona along with Week 27 member organizations, including local authorities and operators should have prepared more than 80 fun activities that will take place throughout this week, each of the participating municipalities , many of them permanently to achieve a more sustainable and safer.   In Tarragona involvement of communities in the Sustainable Mobility Week and Safe follows a clear upward trend. In 2010 11 were adherent and activities conducted, 33. In 2011, 17 municipalities were adherits17 and activities conducted, 40. The number of accessions and the number of organized activities with respect to the 2011 edition of the Week entail a positive participation of municipalities, surpassing the annual participation of the previous edition. Activities organized   Among all the events to be held include the Career Mobility intercity ATM organized together with the Association for the Promotion of Public Transport (PTP) for the second consecutive year, the goal of which is to compare the time, but also the environmental and social costs (accidents, climate change, pollution ...), the various modes of transport (bus, train, bicycle and private vehicles) need to make the same journey. The race will feature several comparative routes, linking the towns of Cambrils, Tarragona, Salou and Altafulla Valleys, and the neighborhood of St. Peter and St. Paul, with the center of the city of Tarragona.   Like last year, this year the race is scheduled involving electric vehicles that compete with the bus mode and vehicle fuel races started from Altafulla and Reus.   Other notable activities in the field of transport are bus free day of Tarragona, on September 23, coinciding with the day of Santa Tecla, the patron saint of the city, offering to free travel to the EMT urban buses Tarragona, promotion or making ATM is that during the week of mobility centers from customer ATM rechargeable contactless cards will be given away commemorative SMSs to new customers that load first card.     Note also pedaling and walking, there are a total of 31 activities related to cycling, most organized, between the last two weekends in September and early October. As for the trails, there are a total of 41 activities spread walk organized according to subject matter in healthy walks, parks and culture. It also organized workshops and educational and public awareness. These include the cultural interest such as walks organized in Reus, Valls Altafulla or Amposta.



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