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Welcome to the latest edition of Eltis Mobility Update. To help you find out what's new and happening in Europe, we present you again the best news highlights, case studies and tools on urban mobility.
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Stockholm's congestion charge on the political agenda again (Sweden)
An active network of politicians and influential stakeholders has brought the doubling of congestion charges back to the political agenda.
The congestion charge in Stockholm was implemented in 2007. Today there are 18 fully automated payment stations. The fees are tax-deductible for companies and for private motorists when used for commuting.
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Carbon efficiency of new cars is increasing
Preliminary data by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows that new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) in 2010 are emitting 3.7 % less CO2 per kilometre travelled than new cars from 2009. The transport sector is the second largest source of CO2 emissions in the EU. In 2009, the EU adopted targets for average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars as part of its strategy to reduce emissions from transport.
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EU road fatalities fall by 11% in 2010
New statistics show that EU road fatalities decreased by 11% in 2010. Most countries achieved double-digit reductions in the number of road deaths over the past year, the best ones being Luxembourg (33%), Malta (29%) Sweden (26%) and Slovakia (26%). EC-Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for Transport, said: "It is very encouraging that nearly all member states have managed to significantly reduce their number of road deaths, but the number of fatalities and injuries is still unacceptable. We want to cut the number of deaths by half by 2020."
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Health economic assessment tool (HEAT) for cycling and walking
HEAT is an online resource to estimate the economic savings resulting from reductions in mortality as a consequence of regular cycling and/or walking. HEAT calculates the answer to the following question: if x people cycle or walk y distance on most days, what is the economic value of mortality rate improvements? Default parameters are valid for the European context.
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Influences on developments in electric vehicles
ELVA, the Advanced Electric Vehicle Architectures project, has conducted a review of the existing and potential developments in transport use and technology and their possible effects on electric vehicles. The results are reported in "Societal scenarios and available technologies for EV architectures in 2020". The review contains European and global roadmaps, strategy papers etc. for future road transport as well as an analysis of the state-of-the art and future trends of the vehicle technology.
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Tool of the month
Local Travel Plan Networks – Recommendations for policy makers
EU-funded project of the month
LIFE CYCLE - promotion of healthy mobility behaviour through the life-long use of cycling
LIFE CYCLE aims at combining the goals of health professionals with those of transport experts: to increase people's level of physical activity on the one hand with a higher modal share of sustainable transport on the other hand. Cycling is the cutting point that combines these two groups' interests in a common approach. LIFE CYCLE promotes cycling as the life-long way of moving – from early childhood to retirement.
Using approaches from local to national levels, LIFE CYCLE implemented 15 successful cycling promotion projects with more than 30,000 participants aged 6 to 86 taking part. These included: kindergarten programmes for the youngest; school actions to communicate the fun of cycling to pupils; bike to work campaigns based on health and monetary advantages; as well as actions encouraging seniors and convalescent patients to cycle for health reasons.
LIFE CYCLE's main product is its Implementation Manual "How to run a cycling action". It describes in four simple steps how to establish a programme to foster life-long cycling by giving interested municipalities and cycling associations the experiences and tips derived from the project. The Implementation Manual includes a chapter describing how to create your own programme by using the example of a notional municipality!
LIFE CYCLE is co-funded by DG SANCO in the Public Health Programme.
Download the LIFE CYCLE Implementation Manual here.
Scan through the LIFE CYCLE actions here.
Contact: Project Coordinator: Claus Köllinger
Article / Interview of the Month
This month you can find an introduction to the transport policies of Greater Lyon from Gilles Vesco, the Vice President of Greater Lyon responsible for new urban mobility. To listen to this click here (video file in English only)
Eltis user of the month
is Paul Curtis, London European Partnership for Transport LEPT, UK
13 September 2011
15 September 2011
16 - 22 September 2011
26 - 28 September 2011
Friend of Eltis
Some of the new registered Friends of Eltis are: