European Mobility Week is celebrated every year since 2002, between 16th and 22nd of September to encourage public authorities around the world to develop sustainable and environmentally friendly transport measures, to raise public awareness and to encourage local people to use clean, environmentally friendly transportation methods by giving up their daily habits. The week was celebrated with the participation of 2526 cities from 50 countries this year. During the week, the Transportation Department of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) organized several activities related to this year's "Clean, Shared and Smart Mobility" theme.
In order to draw attention to the fact that smart cities will be made up of individuals who adopt healthy, clean and green lifestyles and to raise awareness about the week, IMM Transportation Office staff participated in sports events together with citizens at Hamza Yerlikaya Sports Complex on Friday, September 22. IMM personnel and citizens showed their support for the healthy life style by doing sports all together. European Mobility Week and the events organized by IMM contributed to raise awareness about healthier mobility in cities.