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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: 12 Jan 2017

More NOx from modern diesel cars than trucks - study

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A new report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) shows that the average amount of nitrogen oxides (NOx) present in exhaust emissions from modern diesel passenger cars is more than double the levels from modern trucks and buses.

The difference is attributable in large part to differences in how light-duty and heavy-duty vehicle emissions are regulated, and the contrasting performance highlights the importance of an upcoming decision on strengthening the real-driving emissions (RDE) test for passenger cars in the EU.

By Dagmar Roeller / Updated: 09 Jan 2017

Webinar: Congestion and your city

The EU FLOW project is running a series of webinars and e-courses throughout 2017 looking at different aspects of congestion, cycling and walking and transport modelling.

The first webinar, Congestion and Your City: the FLOW Approach, will introduce you to the FLOW project’s philosophy on congestion and congestion reduction through walking and cycling measures and will provide a concrete example of the application of FLOW tools in the context of College Green in Dublin.

By Nadia Bert / Updated: 13 Jul 2017

E-course: Management of Smart Cities

Based on the successful experience of the Management of Urban Infrastructures MOOC, we are happy to announce the release of our second free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), in February 2017, on the Management of Smart Cities.

This course is offered by EPFL, and diffused through the Coursera platform. The Smart Cities MOOC provides an introduction to the principles of management of smart urban infrastructures.

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By Nadia Bert / Updated: 21 Dec 2016

6th Florence Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures

The de- and re-regulation of the different network industries is an ongoing process at national and global level. As this process unfolds, ever new phenomena emerge, which call for a constant reassessment of the content and objectives of regulation.

By News Editor / Updated: 02 Dec 2016

Mega-city mayors pledge to ban diesel vehicles by 2025

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The mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens have pledged to remove all diesel vehicles from their streets by 2025 to improve the quality of air for citizens.

'Mayors have already stood up to say that the climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face,' said Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris and new chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

By News Editor / Updated: 30 Nov 2016

EC presents strategy towards cooperative, connected & automated mobility

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The European Commission has adopted a European Strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), a milestone towards cooperative, connected and automated mobility.

The Strategy will make it possible to deploy vehicles that can talk to each other and to the infrastructure on EU roads as of 2019.

Digital connectivity is expected to significantly improve road safety, traffic efficiency and comfort of driving, while boosting the market of cooperative, connected and automated driving and the related creation of jobs.

By Nadia Bert / Updated: 19 Jan 2017

6th Florence Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures

The Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures is the annual event that brings together all the Areas of the Florence School of Regulation. This 6th edition aims at taking stock of the major challenges infrastructure regulation is currently facing in the context of the smart cities.

The de- and re-regulation of the different network industries is an ongoing process at national and global level. As this process unfolds, ever new phenomena emerge, which call for a constant reassessment of the content and objectives of regulation.

By News Editor / Updated: 28 Oct 2016

Greece plans legal reform to develop alternative fuel infrastructure

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Greece is drafting a law on alternative fuel infrastructure in order to minimise the transport sector’s dependence on oil and to reduce environmental impacts.

The draft law lays down minimum standards for infrastructure of alternative fuels, including recharging points for electric vehicles and natural gas refuelling points (LNG and CNG) and hydrogen.

It will also include technical specifications for recharging, refuelling points and requirements for the way in which information will be relayed to users.

By News Editor / Updated: 27 Oct 2016

Netherlands tops EU transport scorecard

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The European Commission has published the 2016 edition of the EU Transport Scoreboard, a benchmark which compares how Member States perform in 30 categories covering all aspects of transport.

The Netherlands tops the Scoreboard for the third year running with high scores in 15 categories, followed by Sweden, Germany and Austria. While they have different strengths, they all share a solid framework for investment, good transport safety scores, and a good record of implementing EU law.

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By News Editor / Updated: 21 Oct 2016

Smart, Innovative & Sustainable Urban Mobility

The European Commission (DG REGIO and DG MOVE) is organising an URBAN DEVELOPMENT NETWORK event bringing together cities to exchange knowledge and experiences in Smart, Innovative & Sustainable Urban Mobility on 23 November 2016 at Les Tanneurs in Brussels.