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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: 20 Oct 2016

NISTO Evaluation Toolkit User Guide

The NISTO toolkit has been designed for transport planners, local and regional authorities, researchers and non-governmental organisations who want to appraise different options to solve a mobility-related problem in the urban or regional context.

It is particularly suited for the early assessment of alternatives when detailed data is not yet available about the impacts of the interventions. The NISTO evaluation toolkit can be used to evaluate small-scale mobility projects for sustainability and stakeholder preferences and monitor policy targets.

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By News Editor / Updated: 19 Oct 2016
By Melanie Leroy / Updated: 05 Oct 2016

CIVITAS SATELLITE 2016 call for host and visiting cities now open!


CIVITAS SATELLITE peer-to-peer activities - consisting of work placements and study visits - have just been launched; they are open to any European city answering the call for expressions of interest.

What is a work placement?

CIVITAS SATELLITE work placements offer transport professionals a hands-on learning experience in another European city. These three-day placements will focus on a concrete topic and respond to a local challenge faced by the visiting city.

By News Editor / Updated: 30 Sep 2016

Compact cities can enhance mobility and improve health


A new study suggests that compact cities that focus on cycling and walking could boost the health of citizens.

‘Land use, transport, and population health: estimating the health benefits of compact cities’, a paper by an international team of researchers, was published last week in UK medical journal The Lancet.

The team used characteristics from six cities – Boston, Copenhagen, Delhi, London, Melbourne and São Paulo - to model the city-specific effect of land use and urban design interventions on the choices of transport and population health.

By Maria Guilarte / Updated: 23 Sep 2016

A new book published about Mobility Management and Integrated Transport Policies from PhD Thesis in Brazil


Book´s name
¨Gerenciamento da Mobilidade e Política Integrada dos Transportes
Pesquisa de resultados com sucesso no mundo, contribuindo com uma metodologia proposta para o Brasil e América Latina¨

Printed by Novas Edições Acadêmicas (2016-08-08), Germany

Project Book: ISBN-13: 978-3-8417-2145-7

Language: PT from Brazil

Research vision and contribution for all transport and sustainable mobility community:

By Chiara Benetti / Updated: 08 Sep 2016

EUBCE 2017

As one of the world’s leading R&D conference combined with an international exhibition, the EUBCE represents the leading platform for the collection, exchange and dissemination of scientific know-how in the field of biomass.

The conference programme will address topics from biomass to bioliquids and biofuels for heat and electricity, transport and biobased products.

By Martin Schiefelbusch / Updated: 09 Aug 2016

Seminar discusses role of 'flexible' public transport


Public transport comes in different forms and sizes, including demand-responsive (or 'flexible') services that have been part of the public transport systems for quite some time now. 

In most western societies, Demand-Responsive Transport (DRT) is mainly used in areas of low demand or for special needs while elsewhere it may be the backbone of public transport. 

By Hyatt / Updated: 03 Aug 2016

Do you work in the field of sustainable mobility? Please share your experience!


I have created a survey intended for individuals and organizations, who are concerned with Sustainable Mobility and Urban Development. The survey seeks to gain key insights into which factors best support change (modal shift) in cities, by better understanding the priorities, strategies and experiences of all who are concerned with this topic.

By News Editor / Updated: 27 Jul 2016

Study shows one-way carsharing cuts traffic


Flexible one-way carsharing models can complement existing mass transport options, reduce the number of vehicles on the road and improve mobility in densely populated urban areas, a new US study says.

The University of California Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) studied the effect of one-way carsharing service car2go on a number of North American cities.

This study gathered data from nearly 9 500 North American car2go members in Calgary, San Diego, Seattle, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C, and analysed car2go activity data from those cities.

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By News Editor / Updated: 25 Jul 2016

Regular cycling cuts risk of diabetes – new study


A study by the University of Southern Denmark says that habitual cycling may be associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The research studied the cycling habits of 24 623 men and 27 890 women between the ages of 50 and 65 over a period of 5 years.

Researchers asked participants to report their cycling habits, including the distance cycled to and from work, and for fun.

They then compared the data with the incidence of type 2 diabetes measured in the Danish National Diabetes Registry.

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