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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 TASN / Updated: 26 Sep 2017

Differences in mobility cultures across EU28


Promoting walking and cycling by targeted policies requires an understanding of individual travellers’ motives and barriers, as well as an explicit recognition of the diversity of European regions and their associated infrastructure, planning policies, politics, and mobility patterns.

Comparing the European countries, reliance on car or motorcycles for everyday activities ranges from 91% of the population in Cyprus to 29% in Latvia. The reliance upon public transport ranges from 37% of the population in the Czech Republic to 10-11% in the Netherlands and Slovenia.

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By News Editor / Updated: 13 Jul 2017

Plans afoot to ban sale of petrol and diesel vehicles in France by 2040


Last week, Nicolas Hulot, named Ecology Minister in the government of new French President Emmanuel Macron, revealed his intention to ban the sale of any vehicles utilising petrol and diesel fuel by 2040. He referred to his proposed measure as a "revolution".

At the same time, he acknowledged the difficulties the shift might pose for French car manufacturers, such as Renault, Peugeot, and Citroën, although he insisted that they would rise to the challenge.  

By News Editor / Updated: 07 Jul 2017
By News Editor / Updated: 22 Jun 2017
By News Editor / Updated: 22 Jun 2017

New EU research results pack on transport safety


Much progress has been made in transport safety since the early 2000s: the amount of people suffering serious injuries or dying as the result of accidents has fallen by 54%. Yet this should not lead to complacency: statistics for 2015 indicated that this downward rate was slowing.

A new Research Results Pack from CORDIS, the European Commission's Community Research and Development Information Service, profiles six EU-funded research and innovation projects that should help boost that trend in the future.

By News Editor / Updated: 16 Jun 2017
By rswa178 / Updated: 29 May 2017

Green Session: “From Policy to Practice”: EU-China Cooperation on Climate Actions, Green-Circular Economy

The first Green Session: “From Policy to Practice”: EU-China Cooperation on Climate Actions, Green-Circular Economy“ will take place on 31 May 2017 from 13:00 to 17:30 hrs. The event will be held at the EU Infopoint, 1 Rue Archimède, Brussels (close to the Schuman Roundabout).

By News Editor / Updated: 11 May 2017

Italian study shows strong growth in shared mobility


According to a study conducted in Italy by URBI, over 5,000 vehicles were booked a total of 4,265,000 times in the last six months. Presenting at the Smart Mobility in Smart Cities conference at the University of Milan, authors of the study were optimistic about their findings. "In Milan today, shared mobility is no longer a goal but a reality," said URBI founder Emiliano Saurin.

By Florinda Boschetti / Updated: 07 Apr 2017

2nd 'Vehicle 2 Grid' conference & SEEV4-City launch

Electric vehicles, local renewable energy and smart ICT systems can together enable the city’s transition towards sustainability. The conference aims to provide solutions to advance the transition to renewable energies, reduce reliance of fossil fuels, and integrate energy management in Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning by focusing on innovations emerging in city life.

By News Editor / Updated: 07 Mar 2017

Transport Research Arena 2018

TRA 2018 is an arena for researchers, companies and public authorities active in the field of transport. It welcomes policy makers and stakeholders framing research and transport policy.

Together they will share and discuss new ideas, research results, technological solutions and new business models. Together they will experience and shape the future of transport and mobility for people and goods.

Key focus areas will be: