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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: 18 Jun 2018

Mayor of London confirms Ultra-Low Emission Zone to expand up to North & South Circular



The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed that the capital’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded in 2021 beyond the centre of the city to include the area within the inner ring road, i.e. to the boundary of the North and South Circular.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 12 Jun 2018

Final report on innovative ways of sustainably financing public transport


"Pilot project study on innovative ways of sustainably financing public transport" carried out by CENIT and Prognos as part of a consortium led by COWI was commissioned by DG MOVE.  The Final report is available from EUROPA in the EU Bookshop under the Transport Policy theme.  The report abstract states that;

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

EU total greenhouse gas emissions slightly on the decline but transport emissions keep increasing


Official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA) on the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of the European Union show that there was a small reduction in GHG emissions (0.4%) in 2016 compared to the previous year. The reduction was delivered as a result of the EU using less coal for heat and electricity production, which compensated for the fact that emissions from the transport sector actually increased for the third year in a row.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

London must do more to promote diversity in the cycling community, the city’s cycling chief has said


London’s walking and cycling commissioner, Will Norman, has expressed concern at the diversity of the current cycling community that is dominated by white, middle-aged men. As a result, he is considering introducing diversity targets to encourage more women and people from ethnic minority groups to cycle.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

The state of Britain's roads and lack of bike lanes discourages more than half of potential cyclists, Cycling UK suggests

An exclusive poll carried out for Cycling UK has revealed that the state of Britain’s roads and having to share the road with lorries and other large vehicles, are the biggest factors stopping more people taking up cycling in the UK.
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 04 Jun 2018

Interreg Europe call for projects open until 22 June 2018



Interreg Europe has launched its fourth call for proposals for projects, which will be open until 22 June 2018. The call is open to interregional cooperation projects that target the promotion of sustainable multi-modal urban mobility and relevant adaptation measures. Interreg Europe will co-finance up to 85% of project activities depending on the legal status of the project partner(s) involved.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 04 Jun 2018

Impact Analysis of Car-Sharing Services and User Behaviour Delivers Interesting Findings in Bremen



In 2017, the City of Bremen commissioned the Berlin Institute to carry out an impact analysis of shared mobility in Bremen as part of the SHARE-North project. Results of the study are now available in German (with an English language version currently being produced). 

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 05 Jun 2018

Wuppertal Institute scores 13 cities: Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Oslo rank highest



In a recent report, the Wuppertal Institute compared 13 European cities, based on their performance in urban mobility.

Based on 21 indicators, the Institute assessed the cities on public transport, active mobility, road safety, air quality and mobility management.

The report ‘Living. Moving. Breathing’ covers Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Moscow, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Vienna and Zurich. The Danish capital Copenhagen came out on top. 

By rswa178 / Updated: 29 May 2018

New CIVITAS SUMPs-Up report - “Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan”


CIVITAS SUMPs-Up has launched a new report entitled “Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan”.

It provides city planners with guidance on what to include in their action plans in terms of responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

Alongside this, it contains good examples of action plan documents and templates, alongside a user manual.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 29 May 2018

Ukraine bans parking on pavements and along roads


The Ukraine is taking a step to improve pedestrian safety in the light of conflicts arising from car parking. During a recent update to the state building code (GOS) by the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services. The new code no longer permits the provision of parking lots for temporary storage on pavements and along the side of roads. It refers to the section “Streets and roads on settlements” which is entirely dedicated to setting requirements for the layout and construction of streets and roads in urban and rural settlements.

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