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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 Hannah Figg / Updated: 21 May 2018
By Tom Nokes / Updated: 21 May 2018

Self-driving bus launched in Gothenburg

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An autonomous bus is now available for the public to use, in a 4 week trial carried out at the Chalmers University of Technology campus in Gothenburg. The bus is available to the public between the main entrance of the University and the University's Library. 

The project, which is led by RISE, is part of the Swedish Government's ‘Next Generation Travel and Transport' programme and is partly funded by Vinnovo. It is the second project of its kind in Sweden this year, with driverless buses introduced in Stockholm in January.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 21 May 2018

New EU law to ensure electric and hybrid vehicles can be heard

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From July 2019 in the UK, all new electric and hybrid cars will have to give off a noise when traveling at low speeds, while all existing vehicles will have to be retrofitted by 2021. The UK legislaiton implements an EU law from 2014, which allowed a 5-year transitional period for the implementation of the devices on new cars. 

By rswa178 / Updated: 08 May 2018
By Tom Nokes / Updated: 08 May 2018

UITP calls on European Commission to increase funding for Sustainable Urban Transport

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UITP is calling on the European Commission to invest in sustainable urban mobility solutions to meet its climate change, energy efficiency and New Urban Agenda objectives.

In May 2018, the European Commission (EC) will present a comprehensive draft of the post 2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). The MFF, which is the long-term budget for the European Union (EU) will provide a good understanding of what will be the priorities of the Commission from 2020 onwards.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 08 May 2018

Safer and Smarter – the Road to 2030

The PIN covers all relevant areas of road safety including road user behaviour, infrastructure and vehicles, as well as road safety policymaking. At the 2018 PIN conference, ETSC will launch its Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) annual report. They will present the latest road safety figures and identify actions needed to accelerate road safety progress. Child road safety and data collection topics will be highlighted. The event will feature a high-level panel debate “the European Road Safety Strategy 2020-30”.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 01 May 2018
By rswa178 / Updated: 01 May 2018
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 26 Apr 2018

Business in Motion - Ideenschmiede Radverkehr

Ideenschmiede Radverkehr

Promoting cycling is an important part of modern transport policy and should be included in every mobility plan – whether at state level, or in local authorities or businesses.

It will be shown how to develop the OPTIMAL cycling infrastructure and make it future-oriented.

Date: Wednesday 4th July 2018

Time: from 10:00

Location: Tübingen town hall

Please note this event is only held in German. It is free to attend but you must register your attendence.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 26 Apr 2018

CIVITAS 2MOVE2 Final Brochure

The 2MOVE2 project's final brochure is available for practitioners who wish to access urban mobility information, best practice examples and advice.

With the main objective of "improving urban mobility by advancing or creating sustainable, energy-efficient urban transport systems for the benefit of all citizens, society and climate policy, respecting environment and natural resources," the project's eight partners from four participating cities share their experiences in this brochure.

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