This report provides an overview of the main EU Research and Innovation (R&I) actions for and with cities, promoted both at the European and international level to foster sustainable urban development. In addition, it presents a detailed overview of budget of Horizon 2020 and the past three research Framework Programmes (FP7, FP6 and FP5) committed to city-related projects.
Costs and financing
Cycling as a mode of transport can be seen as a driver of jobs and economic activity just as much as cars and public transport vehicles. The European Cyclists' Federation has produced a report which examines the contribution that cycling makes to economic and job growth across the EU, ranging from bicycle manufacture and repair, to cycle tourism, to the economic impact of public bike-sharing schemes.
The Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) Databank gives the sustainable transport community access to reliable and current data about the BRT and bus corridors in operation.
It is possible to choose between browsing for indicators or locations of BRT systems. The platform provides a convenient repository of data from a variety of sources including researchers, transit agencies, municipalities and non-governmental organisations.
The International Transport Forum collects quarterly data on the short-term evolution of the transport sector in its 51 member countries to foresee trend shifts in the sector as a result of economic down or upturn.
The data covers three modes of inland transport (rail, road and inland waterways) together with some economic indicators. Series are available from 1995 and are published with a three-month lag.
The International Transport Forum (ITF) has collected and published data on investment and maintenance expenditure in transport infrastructure since the late 1970s. The latest survey covers 1995-2011.
In order to draw-up a summary of aggregate trends for selected countries, data has been calculated in Euros at both constant (2005) and current prices. In preparation for the ITF’s 2013 Summit on Funding Transport a survey was carried out to collect information on transport policies in ITF member countries and the information obtained is also summarised in the current report.
The ITF's Transport Explorer is a web application that gives everyone the opportunity to create their own transport data out of a selection of indicators.
The topics cover all kinds of transport, including economic, environmental and safety issues. The tool also contains historical data, which is provided up to 1970.
The tool is easy to use and it is also possible to select different regions and countries and to import individual data.
The International Transport Forum homepage provides a good selection of different transport statistics.
It collects data relevant to a range of transport policy issues, as well as maintaining historical databases and publishing analyses and indicators regarding the transport sector.
Topics cover all kinds of transport, including economic, environmental and safety issues. Its focus lies in both road and passenger transport.
This publication provides an overview of the most recent and most pertinent annual transport-related statistics in Europe. It covers the European Union and its 28 Member States and, as far as possible, the current EU candidate countries and the EFTA countries.
The Mobility and Transport Pocket Statistics 2014 give a short and clearly represented overview of transport and traffic in the Swiss Federation.
It includes parameters for passenger and freight transport, transport infrastructure and its funding, figures about means of transport and the use of them as well as the performance parameters of freight and passenger transport.
Three more sections contain statistics on transport safety, environmental impact of transport and the costs of transport including external costs.