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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: 03 Aug 2018

European Week of Regions and Cities 2018

The 2018 European Week of Regions and Cities offers the opportunity for local and city-level governments to showcase their capacity to stimulate economic growth, facilitate job creation and successfully engage in EU cross-border cooperation.

The week will comprise of over 100 workshops, debates and exhibitions, as well as providing the opportunity to network. The event welcomes 6,000 participants every year, including regional decision-makers, policy experts, researchers, private company representatives and journalists.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 06 Aug 2018

UK seeks to understand pollution from brakes, tyres and road surface wear

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Policy on air pollution tends to focus on pollutants that come from the exhaust fumes of petrol and diesel vehicles, such as NO2 and particulate matter. Little attention is given to particulate matter emissions from brakes, tyres and road surface wear.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 01 Aug 2018

New EIB financing includes sustainable transport projects

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The European Investment Bank approved a total of EUR 12.6 billion of new financing for 83 projects located across Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. This represents a record level of new support ever agreed at a monthly meeting of the EIB Board of Directors.

By endorsing 48 projects for EUR 6.1 billion investment guaranteed by the Investment Plan for Europe, the EIB Board will enable the Juncker Plan's European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) to exceed its original EUR 315 billion investment target.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 30 Jul 2018
By Fred Dotter / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

CIVITAS PROSPERITY: SUMP National Training event gets Hungarian cities engaged in sustainable transportation planning

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From 04-07 June the city of Szeged hosted the SUMP National Training for Hungarian cities in the CIVITAS PROSPERITY project. Participants were able to gain a complete understanding of sustainable mobility planning, long run achievements and could question experts from countries and cities with greater experience in sustainable mobility planning.

By Imogen / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

MOVE 2019: Mobility Re-Imagined

MOVE will bring together disruptors, their technology and their attitude with stakeholders across all modes and disciplines: to dialogue, to create insight and to promote collaboration. We guarantee to be more expansive and multi-disciplined than any other event on the planet. New thinking and new action is required now because existing transportation paradigms are broken beyond repair and are often the cause of the problem, not the solution.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 23 Jul 2018

Dutch climate plans for 2050: smart and clean, but also carefree mobility

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According to a new strategy, mobility in The Netherlands needs to change drastically to bring it in line with the country’s climate goals for 2050. It has to become ‘smart’, ‘clean’ and ‘different’.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

Sweden and France plan roadmap for collaboration on clean and innovative transport

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The Swedish and French governments have announced plans to collaborate on transport innovation, recognising "...that the fight against climate change and the shift towards a more sustainable and resilient economy is a major global challenge." The Swedish and French Ministers Tomas Eneroth and Elisabeth Borne agreed on roadmap for reinforcing collaboration between the two countries in June 2018 during a meeting in Gothenburg.

By Imogen / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

Smarter Travel LIVE! 2018

Smarter Travel LIVE! is Europe’s regular meeting place for the intelligent mobility community. In 2018, it will see more than 700 delegates from government, academia and the transport and urban planning professions share insight and experience with mobility innovators, public authorities, transport operators, car makers, private investors, data scientists and entrepreneurs. It's where innovation, technology, engineering, psychology and policy come together to create smarter, cleaner and more active mobility options for more stages of every journey. 

By Imogen / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

Healthy Streets 2018

Delivering Healthy Streets is key to making our cities better places to walk, cycle and spend time, and for supporting social and economic activity. 

Hosted by City of London, the 2nd annual Healthy Streets conference will profile best practice case studies from those that are delivering successful Healthy Streets projects in London, the UK and beyond.  This event will showcase the best examples of political leadership, policy, projects and programmes that are delivering Healthy Streets.