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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: 02 Aug 2017

European Commission launches Clean Bus Deployment Initiative

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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

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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

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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
By News Editor / Updated: 22 Jun 2017

EU Cycling Strategy presented to Commission

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At the Velo-city 2017 conference, the European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, was presented with the EU Cycling Strategy. Outlining a suggested course of action until 2030, the document is intended to serve as inspiration for a future Commission-developed strategy.

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By News Editor / Updated: 22 Jun 2017

New EU research results pack on transport safety

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Much progress has been made in transport safety since the early 2000s: the amount of people suffering serious injuries or dying as the result of accidents has fallen by 54%. Yet this should not lead to complacency: statistics for 2015 indicated that this downward rate was slowing.

A new Research Results Pack from CORDIS, the European Commission's Community Research and Development Information Service, profiles six EU-funded research and innovation projects that should help boost that trend in the future.

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By News Editor / Updated: 16 Jun 2017
By rswa178 / Updated: 29 May 2017

Green Session: “From Policy to Practice”: EU-China Cooperation on Climate Actions, Green-Circular Economy

The first Green Session: “From Policy to Practice”: EU-China Cooperation on Climate Actions, Green-Circular Economy“ will take place on 31 May 2017 from 13:00 to 17:30 hrs. The event will be held at the EU Infopoint, 1 Rue Archimède, Brussels (close to the Schuman Roundabout).

By News Editor / Updated: 11 May 2017

Italian study shows strong growth in shared mobility

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According to a study conducted in Italy by URBI, over 5,000 vehicles were booked a total of 4,265,000 times in the last six months. Presenting at the Smart Mobility in Smart Cities conference at the University of Milan, authors of the study were optimistic about their findings. "In Milan today, shared mobility is no longer a goal but a reality," said URBI founder Emiliano Saurin.