On the 10th of May 2016, almost 200 participants took part in the national take-up seminar, the 7th Active Mobility Congress.
It is arguably the biggest and most important event in Eastern Europe focused on creating bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly cities. This year’s edition attracted around 200 participants, both from Poland and from abroad and included experiences of the Switch project and some examples of other successful campaigning on sustainable urban transport. The Congress was hosted by the Mayor of Gdansk and took place in a new building of the Solidarity Centre, constructed in the north edge of the city centre, near shipyard docks. The participants’ attention was focused on active travel campaigns for schools, with Bitwa na kilometry (beat the Street), developed in the course of the Switch project. After interesting presentations, there was a bicycle tour organized for the participants of the Congress, with visits to the schools that took part in the Bitwa na kilometry.