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The process of developing policy generally involves research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to produce recommendations. Guidelines can help cities develop and assess their transport policies to address existing and new policy objectives. Research organisations and institutions provide valuable data and analysis to underpin policy recommendations and decisions.

 

 
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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 13 Dec 2018

Connected Cars Summit 2019

ACI’s Connected Car Summit will be taking place in London on 24 - 25 April 2019. The two-day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the automotive industry, connected, IoT, telematics data associations, safety personnel consultants, solution and technology providers.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 13 Dec 2018

Transportation Research Board 98th Annual Meeting

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The information-packed programme is expected to attract more than 13 000 transportation professionals from around the world. Attendee areas of interest include aviation, economics, energy, freight transportation, rail and marine transportation.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 10 Dec 2018

Belgium introduces further alternatives to the company car

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The Belgian federal government is taking action to provide alternatives for those employees that currently use company cars. Two initiatives, the Mobility Budget and the Mobility Allowance, have been designed to offer employees alternatives to the company car, including by supporting the use of other modes of transport or cleaner cars.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 06 Dec 2018

6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP)

The European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) is the leading annual event for all those involved in putting the SUMP concept into practice.

The 6th edition will take place on 17 and 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands.

By rswa178 / Updated: 04 Dec 2018

Call launched for cities to join next round of SUMPs-Up learning programme

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CIVITAS SUMPs-Up has opened a call for cities to take part in its next SUMP Learning Programme (SLP). This will focus on SUMP implementation, financing and procurement. The application deadline is 12.00 CET on 11 January 2019.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 03 Dec 2018

Vienna produces guidelines for e-scooter sharing services

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Having experienced the challenges with the roll out of free-floating bike sharing services, Vienna is now having to deal with a new mobility sharing service: e-scooter sharing services, including free-floating services that do not make use of any fixed infrastructure. As with shared bicycles, shared e-scooters use the streets and cycle networks of Vienna and are parked on pavements.

By Yannick Bousse / Updated: 05 Dec 2018

Launch Event: GECKO - Governance principles and mEthods enabling deCision maKers to manage and regulate the changing mObility systems

The GECKO consortium is pleased to announce the Launch Event of the Horizon 2020 funded project Governance principles and mEthods enabling deCision maKers to manage and regulate the changing mObility systems on Monday 10 December 2018 (15:00-17:30) at the Hilton Brussels Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 19 Nov 2018

ITF: Multi-sector effort needed to decarbonise urban passenger transport

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Urban passenger transport should become autonomous, shared and electric in order to bring down carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, says the International Transport Forum (ITF). But above all, multiple policy sectors need to be involved. The OECD-affiliated think tank asked 36 experts about their views on the decarbonisation of urban passenger transport. Their key points are listed in the report Policy priorities for decarbonising urban passenger transport.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 21 Nov 2018

Smart Urban Mobility Solutions

Showcasing new & emerging smart mobility technologies within urban transportation infrastructures

Transport is changing dramatically with the advent of new technologies, changing demand patterns and the challenges of addressing climate change. Smart Urban Mobility Solutions (SUMS) 2019 comprises an exhibition and 2-day conference programme that will take place at the SEC, Glasgow on 15-16 May 2019.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 13 Nov 2018

A Bus Safety Standard to be introduced in London on all new vehicles by 2024

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The red, double-decker London bus is a well-known feature of the United Kingdom's capital city. It is estimated that around 6.5 million passengers are transported every day on London buses, and they are a vital service for the old, young, disabled and lower-income London residents.

A new Bus Safety Standard, which details bus safety requirements that all bus operators will need to endorse up to 2024, has been published by TfL (London Transport Authority) and comes as part of an approach to reach zero deaths on or by a bus in London by 2030.