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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 Tom Nokes / Updated: 18 Apr 2018

European cities won’t give American tech giants a free ride when it comes to transport

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In an interview with Euractiv, Ross Douglas, CEO of the mobility conference Autonomy, spoke about the developing dynamic between European cities and big US tech firms.

European cities seem to be increasingly wary of US-based companies cashing-in on rapidly evolving transport technologies, and their influence on urban mobility systems.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 09 Apr 2018

European Bus Systems of the Future 2 (EBSF_2) Final Conference

The European Bus System of the Future_2 (EBSF_2) consortium is glad to invite you to the project’s Final Conference in Vienna on 18 April 2018. The EBSF_2 project is led by UITP and co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The project (May 2015 – April 2018) builds on the results of the previous EBSF project (September 2008 - April 2013).

By elemobility2018 / Updated: 12 Apr 2018

Questionnaire on consumer choices and expectations for electric vehicles

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Dear all! I am conducting a research on electric cars. I will be grateful if you could take few minutes of your time to answer the questions. https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/emobility_2018
Please note that no personal detail is required.
Thank you very much in advance!
Kind regards,
Tamara Demydenko

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 29 Mar 2018
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 27 Mar 2018

Webinar: Developing an action plan for sustainable mobility at a functional urban area level. Last-mile logistics with electric vehicles in the city of Vicenza (Italy) in the frame of the SOLEZ project

The majority of European cities have grown around identifiable centres, that are responsible for a relevant part of urban traffic from/to other urban areas and the hinterlands. That is why effective sustainable mobility policies need to be planned at a Functional Urban Area level. Traffic restriction policies are an effective way to decarbonize urban areas, but should be accompanied by value-added services to reduce the disadvantages they produce and increase their acceptability for stakeholders and citizens.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 22 Mar 2018

2018 Polis Conference

The 2018 Annual Polis Conference 'Innovation in transport for sustainable cities and regions' will take place on 22 and 23 November in Manchester United Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, United Kingdom. 

It is the network's annual flagship event. It provides a unique platform to engage with representatives of cities and regions. It invites organisations and projects to showcase innovative solutions and approaches that can help to solve urban mobility challenges.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 20 Mar 2018

Germany to get 12,000 EV chargers by converting distribution boxes

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According to the German business newspaper Automobilwoche, Deutsche Telekom has confirmed that they will be transforming 12,000 distribution boxes into electric vehicle chargers, more than doubling the nations existing stock of chargers.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 09 Mar 2018

Developing Guidance for Cycling Projects in the EU

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The European Commission (DG MOVE) has recently commissioned a study to produce guidelines to help promote cycling in the EU.  Ricardo Energy & Environment, along with partners TEPR and FGM-AMOR are preparing case studies and guidelines that will foster the implementation of cycling infrastructure (and other) measures that are appropriate to the local context of cities.  

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 08 Mar 2018

Germany's Supreme Administrative Court to permit Urban Vehicle Access Restrictions (UVARs) on diesel vehicles

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Germany’s Supreme Administrative Court has decided that restrictions - even stretching to bans on diesel cars in German cities are generally permissible. The background of the lawsuit relates to a number of verdicts by the lower Administrative Courts of Stuttgart and Düsseldorf, which decided that the respective clean air plans of the provinces’ capitals Stuttgart and Düsseldorf needed to be enhanced and, for this, bans on the driving of certain vehicles should be considered.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 27 Feb 2018