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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.

 

 
By News Editor / Updated: 27 Oct 2017

EU Research & Innovation for and with Cities: Yearly Mapping Report September 2017

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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.

By CERRE / Updated: 27 Oct 2017

Digitising Urban Mobility Services

More than half of the world’s population is now living in urban areas. Inevitably, European public policies are thus confronted by the challenges of sustainable urban mobility.

By News Editor / Updated: 19 Oct 2017

Urban mobility planning and policy - best practice from EU for third countries

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In recent years, there has been a growing interest from third countries to learn from European experience in the area of sustainable urban mobility.

In response to this, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport – with the support of an external consultant – has just published two booklets in English with translations into Mandarin, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

The two booklets are: 

European Urban Mobility: Policy Context

By News Editor / Updated: 19 Oct 2017

Slovenians receive new incentives for electrical vehicle purchases

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The Eco Fund, the largest financial institution of the Republic of Slovenia, is offering new incentives for members of the public and companies to buy electric vehicles.

The money received does not have to be paid back, and for the first time the offer has been extended to include electric motorcycles and mopeds.

By News Editor / Updated: 17 Oct 2017

European Commission study examines Urban Vehicle Access Regulations

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The European Commission recently published a study on Urban Vehicle Access Regulations (UVAR) that aims to assist policy makers in their implementation.

UVARs are measures that regulate vehicular access to urban infrastructure. Examples include congestion charging, low-emission zones (LEZ), and restrictions on certain types of vehicles.                                      

By News Editor / Updated: 12 Oct 2017

Transit Oriented Development Standard 3.0

The TOD Standard stands for the rights of all to access the city: to walk and cycle safely, to easily and affordably reach the most distant destinations through rapid and frequent transit, and to live a good life free of dependence on cars. It also stands for equal opportunity, access to education and services, and advocates that the latter two are reachable via no- or low-cost mobility options.

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By News Editor / Updated: 03 Oct 2017

Study finds policy changes can impact on the EV market

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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has released a new study on fiscal incentives and electric vehicle sales, finding a high correlation of financial inducement and the purchase of an electric vehicle.

Eight countries were included in the study: France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and the UK.

The researchers performed a pairwise comparison of the total cost of ownership and electric car sales in the countries, allowing for cross-segment and cross-country comparison in the European countries.

By News Editor / Updated: 09 Oct 2017

New European Commission tool analyses transport innovation effectiveness

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The European Commission (EC) has launched a new tool for analysing transport innovation effectiveness, the Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System (TRIMIS).

TRIMIS maps and assesses technology trends and research and innovation capacities across Europe’s transport sector. At its heart sits a comprehensive and open-access database of transport projects and programmes, alongside transport technologies and innovations. 

By News Editor / Updated: 17 Sep 2017

Coming soon: an app for choosing the optimum green transport route (EU)

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A new platform funded by the LIFE programme, the European Commission’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action, will allow its users to choose travel routes based upon their environmental impact.  The main aim of Green Your Move (GYM) is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage users to take energy-efficient transport.