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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 Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 12 Jun 2018

Commission completes its agenda for safe, clean and connected mobility


The Juncker Commission is undertaking the third and final set of actions to modernise Europe's transport system. With the new initiatives that were published 17 May 2018, the Commission aims to ensure a smooth transition towards a mobility system which is safe, clean and connected & automated, while supporting the competitiveness of the EU industry.

The latest package consists of:

By Dagmar Roeller / Updated: 22 May 2018

From data to policy: New approaches for data-driven and smart road safety policies in cities and regions

The event discusses how innovation in road safety can make cities safer. It takes place at the 2018 ITF Summit side event on 23 May from 9.00-10.30h.

Download the programme and list of speakers.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 16 May 2018

CREATE final conference


Cities are recognising that their success and their citizens’ well-being depend on reducing road traffic dominance and limiting the impacts of traffic congestion – CREATEing an inspiring, liveable and flourishing city, with easy access to the things that are important to people.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 14 May 2018

Violeta Bulc's opening speech at the 2018 European SUMP conference


The European Commissioner for transport, Violeta Bulc, opened this year’s SUMP conference on ‘Planning for multimodal cities’. Speaking via a video message, Bulc welcomed the attendees to Nicosia describing the conference as ‘maybe the most important annual conference on European urban mobility’.

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

Self-driving bus launched in Gothenburg



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



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


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”.