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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 DuivenbodeL / Updated: 12 Sep 2017

European Commission Webinar on Clean Bus Deployment

This webinar is part of the initiative to foster the deployment of clean buses across Europe.

During the webinar, the European Commission will set out the next steps they are considering to foster the deployment of clean buses. During the webinar, an overview will be provided of the financing options available at European level. You will also hear about the first-hand experiences of cities and regions that have deployed and secured financing for clean buses.

Some reasons to join the webinar are:

By News Editor / Updated: 30 Aug 2017

Connecting Europe Conference 2017

The European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), in cooperation with the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and Ministry of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of the Republic of Estonia, have the pleasure to invite you to the Connecting Europe Conference taking place in Tallinn at the Nordea Concert Hall on 21-22 September 2017.

By Denise / Updated: 16 Aug 2017

Catapult Researchers in Residence programme open for applications (UK)


The Catapults are a series of 11 not-for-profit research and innovation centres in the UK that bring together businesses with the research and academic communities. They allow businesses, engineers, and scientists to work together on late-stage research and development.

By News Editor / Updated: 30 Jul 2017

Sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles banned by 2040 in new UK clean air strategy


Hot on the heels of France's announcement earlier in the month, the UK government has announced plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles in the country from 2040. It is part of a wider £3bn clean air strategy designed to combat air pollution in the country.

As part of this, a £255m fund will created for local councils to assist them in efforts to tackle emissions. Of this, £40m is being made available immediately. The fund will be partially financed by changes to tax on diesel vehicles.  

By News Editor / Updated: 27 Jul 2017

SUMPs-Up learning activities starting in September and October


The SUMP Learning Programme (SLP) comprises a series of activities to equip planning authorities in European cities with the skills and knowledge they need to develop and implement Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). Its activities are grounded in the concepts of peer-to-peer exchange, collaboration, and knowledge transfer.

By News Editor / Updated: 02 Aug 2017

European Commission launches Clean Bus Deployment Initiative


Clean, energy-efficient and sustainable transport systems have a vital role to play in efforts to move towards a low carbon world. Through its recent European Clean Bus deployment Initiative, the European Commission is making a significant contribution to this transition.

By rutgerhuybrechts / Updated: 26 Jul 2017

European Road Safety Summer School 2017

Are you a professional dealing with road safety issues and do you want to expand your knowledge and expertise in this field? Then come to Belgium and participate in the European Road Safety Summer School 2017.

This five-day course will present an integrated approach to road safety, based on good examples from European countries, within a short time. There will also be ample networking and knowledge exchange opportunities.

By TASN / Updated: 25 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