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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 22 May 2018

FLOW project findings: Cycling and walking on equal footing with motorised traffic offers a solution for urban congestion

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Over the course of 3-years, the FLOW project investigated how to connect walking and cycling promotion with reducing urban congestion. Consequently, the project added a further but very important reason for decision makers to investigate walking and cycling as one possible and effective answer to tackle congestion in their cities. The project focused on:

By rswa178 / Updated: 01 May 2018
By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 26 Apr 2018

CIVITAS 2MOVE2 Final Brochure

The 2MOVE2 project's final brochure is available for practitioners who wish to access urban mobility information, best practice examples and advice.

With the main objective of "improving urban mobility by advancing or creating sustainable, energy-efficient urban transport systems for the benefit of all citizens, society and climate policy, respecting environment and natural resources," the project's eight partners from four participating cities share their experiences in this brochure.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 30 Apr 2018

Do you know how active your city is? The PACTE active cities survey supports you in finding out.

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Inactivity is an increasing problem in Europe. About 235 million Europeans are considered to be “inactive”, meaning that they are not doing enough physical activity to keep fit and to lower the risks of, for example, cardiovascular diseases or diabetes.

Cities can play a major role in fighting physical inactivity, as the majority of the EU population lives in cities. They offer good opportunities to foster the uptake of the active modes of transport directly connected to physical activity – such as walking and cycling.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 24 Apr 2018

Urban Mobility Index ranks 100 global cities

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Arthur D Little recently released their Future of mobility 3.0 report, which considers recent societal and technological trends alongside new mobility solutions. The report also updates the Arthur D Little’s Urban Mobility Index, increasing the scope of the index to 100 cities and expanding the assessment criteria. The index scores cities using 27 indicators to assess mobility in urban areas according to ‘maturity’, ‘innovativeness’ and ‘performance’.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 24 Apr 2018

Launch of United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund

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An estimated 1.25 million people are killed every year in road traffic accidents (RTA's), and up to 50 million more are injured, often seriously.

Beyond human suffering, road traffic deaths and injuries cause significant economic losses to individuals and societies, keeping millions of people in poverty and creating an estimated $1.85 trillion burden on the global economy each year. This makes addressing road safety one of the most pressing social, economic, health and development challenges of our time.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 24 Apr 2018

Tax breaks and incentives make Europeans buy cleaner cars while trucks and buses are expected to cause increased emissions

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Taxes, subsidies and other incentives to purchase low or zero emission vehicles have contributed to a drop of carbon dioxide emissions from new passenger cars. Recent data published by the European Environment Agency showcase that its member countries (EU Member States plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) increasingly adopt strategies to promote the purchase of cleaner vehicles.

By Fred Dotter / Updated: 20 Jun 2018

European Cycling Summit 2018: 24 - 26 September

We want to invite you to this year’s European Cycling Summit, taking place from September 24 to 26 September in Salzburg.

By Fred Dotter / Updated: 20 Jun 2018
By Tom Nokes / Updated: 18 Apr 2018

European cities won’t give American tech giants a free ride when it comes to transport

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In an interview with Euractiv, Ross Douglas, CEO of the mobility conference Autonomy, spoke about the developing dynamic between European cities and big US tech firms.

European cities seem to be increasingly wary of US-based companies cashing-in on rapidly evolving transport technologies, and their influence on urban mobility systems.