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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 tfwm_keelanfh / Updated: 15 Oct 2018

Stimulating transport innovation through capacity building in small-medium local authorities

The world is changing and local authorities need to stay ahead of the curve, although it is harder for small and medium-sized authorities to innovate than their larger counterparts. Current research has shown that capacity gaps exist in the knowledge and work practices of small and medium-size local authorities. These may have arisen due to government and economic cutbacks, re-organisation, changing technology (e.g. opendata), new business entrants, shifts in mobility, changing expectations of citizens and new directives (e.g. in terms of financing and procurement).

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 20 Sep 2018

Free public transport launched successfully in Dunkirk

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From 1 September, public buses in Dunkirk are completely free of charge making it “the largest metropolitan area in France and Europe to introduce free for all on its entire bus network”, says Patrice Vergriete, Mayor of Dunkirk. And the initiative has already shown great success: bus journeys have increased by 50 % since the launch.

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 Ella Andrew / Updated: 12 Sep 2018

National Air Quality Conference 2018

The National Air Quality Conference 2018 aims to drive air pollution reduction, through a discussion on the role of road transport, an exploration of the emissions reductions plans of vehicle manufacturers and presentations on the latest innovations in clear air technology.  

The Conference aims to bring attention to the public health issue present in many regions across the world, through a discussion of the following topics:

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 12 Sep 2018
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 11 Sep 2018

Consumers Value the Integration of Digital Services within Transport Modes

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A recent survey conducted by Oliver Wyman of 7 500 consumers across France, Italy, Germany, the US and China highlights consumer preferences for smart transportation services.

Smart mobility services are developing every year, with future-forward apps providing digital solutions to the transport issues individuals experience on a daily basis.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 06 Sep 2018

Major contrast in travel trends in Dublin compared to the rest of Ireland

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Active travel modes and public transport are becoming more popular in the Dublin area, whilst the opposite is true in other parts of Ireland finds the The Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Findings have been revealed in Transport Trends 2018.

By rswa178 / Updated: 29 Aug 2018

CIVITAS Politicians' Forum 2018

Politicians from CIVITAS Forum Network member cities are invited to attend this year's Politicians' Forum, which is being held at the upcoming CIVITAS Forum in Umeå.

Taking place from 09:30 to 12:00 on 20 September, the meeting will bring together senior officials from local authorities across Europe who are leading the way in advancing sustainable urban mobility.

By rswa178 / Updated: 29 Aug 2018

Cities invited to join CIVITAS urban mobility study visits

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City representatives are invited to apply to join two upcoming sustainable urban mobility study visits in Bristol (UK) and Stockholm (Sweden), organised by the CIVITAS Initiative.

The first study visit will take place in Bristol from 11-14 September and will comprise of site visits, which will enable participating cities to see first-hand the exciting sustainable urban mobility and urban development initiatives in the city.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 23 Aug 2018

Carsharing Association Conference 3.0

The Carsharing Association (CSA) Conference 2018 will provide stakeholders in carsharing organisations and attendees from the wider transport market with a set of the necessary data, strategies and solutions to facilitate the growth of carsharing.

The Conference will focus on emerging technologies, as well as discussing new entrants in the market and providing a country-specific analysis of progress in France to date.

Over two days, the following topics will be discussed:

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