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By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 18 Sep 2018

Belgian first: An autonomous vehicle uses a public road

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In a first for Belgium, an autonomous vehicle is being used on a public road to take visitors to a tourist site, the Caves of Han, in the south of the country. The shuttle is an experiment being undertaken by the Belgian road safety institute VIAS in cooperation with the Belgian government.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 11 Sep 2018

Quiet Brussels: a new ‘noise plan’ for Brussels-Capital Region

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Road traffic noise pollution negatively affects one in two inhabitants of Brussels. This was one of the main conclusions of study by Leefmilieu Brussel, the Brussels Environment Administration, that was published last year. Environment Minister Céline Fremault for the Brussels-Capital Region will present a plan in mid-September, called “Quiet Brussels” to fight increasing noise pollution.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 06 Sep 2018

Air quality in Ghent improves thanks to new circulation plan

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The City of Ghent has released the first air quality figures since they established a new circulation plan and the figures, delivered by the Flanders Environment Agency VVM show significant improvements. VVM measured NO2 on 20 points in Ghent before and after April 2017.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 03 Aug 2018

European Week of Regions and Cities 2018

The 2018 European Week of Regions and Cities offers the opportunity for local and city-level governments to showcase their capacity to stimulate economic growth, facilitate job creation and successfully engage in EU cross-border cooperation.

The week will comprise of over 100 workshops, debates and exhibitions, as well as providing the opportunity to network. The event welcomes 6,000 participants every year, including regional decision-makers, policy experts, researchers, private company representatives and journalists.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 03 Aug 2018

PRAISE Conference 2018

This year, the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) is holding its eighth Annual European PRAISE Conference, with a focus on developments in work-related road safety.

The PRAISE Conference aims to draw attention to the high levels of injury and death associated with commuting and driving at work. With road collisions accounting for an estimated 40% of work-related deaths in Europe, this conference will highlight the importance of safety and road risk management.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 08 Aug 2018

Flanders considering allowing cities to create Ultra Low Emission Zones

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Cities in the Belgian region of Flanders could soon be given the go-ahead to implement Ultra-Low Emission Zones (ULEZs) in order to improve air quality. Within an ULEZ cities would be able to impose access restrictions on both diesel and petrol fuelled vehicles in urban areas. Only zero-emission vehicles would be allowed into the ULEZ.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 03 Aug 2018

Charge it: e-mobility now!

As European policymakers debate the EU transport package, Eurelectric will gather the e-mobility community - from the power source to end users - for a day of lively debates and presentations on e-mobility solutions with real showcases. 

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

EuroVelo and Cycle Tourism Conference 2018

The registration for the EuroVelo and Cycle Tourism Conference 2018 that will take place in Belgian Limburg on September 26th – 28th is open! You can now register here.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

Brussels low emission zone takes the next steps

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The Brussels-Capital Region is implementing its low-emission zone according to plan, said the Region’s Minister for Environment Céline Fremault at a Brussels parliament meeting. The zone has been set up for the entire region and entered into effect in January 2018.

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By Imogen / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

Connected Transport Summit 2018

Traditional means of transport have entered the digital realm at an exponential rate – redefining modern mobility in the process. Digital connectivity is not only a solution for new efficiency, safety and sustainability standards, but also a regulatory reality. Theory is turning into practice: How will authorities today build the future of tomorrow?