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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 Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 27 Jan 2016

Italian city subsidises cycling commuters


The Italian city of Massarosa is experimenting with a pilot programme to pay locals to commute to work by bicycle rather than by car.

Using funds from the payment of traffic tickets, the city will pay 50 Massarosa residents up to €600 per year if they choose to travel to work by bicycle.

With the aid of a smartphone application, the distance that those involved have cycled will be calculated, with every kilometre travelled worth €0.25. The trial is not limited to residents working in Massarosa itself, but also to those working in neighbouring towns.

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By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 26 Nov 2015

Publications on sustainable transport procurement released


The TRANSFORM project has released its final publications, exploring the use of procurement in developing low-carbon public transport.

The EU-funded project - which included the cities of Barcelona (Spain), Birmingham (United Kingdom) and Rotterdam (Netherlands) - has gathered examples of good practice into a final report. The report explains the journey of the three cities as they incorporated innovative practices when procuring transport and mobility products and services.

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 20 Nov 2015

MEPs call for progress on sustainable urban transport


The European Parliament's Transport and Tourism Committee have called for more commitments on sustainable urban transport ahead of COP21 in Paris (France).

In a new report committee members call for ambitious emissions limits, ensuring the availability of public transport and car-sharing, and implementing ICT solutions to reduce the need for commuting to work.

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 23 Nov 2015

EC launches new tender on ITS and traffic management


The European Commission has launched a new tender seeking to find integrated intelligent transport systems to manage European traffic.

The tender aims to contribute to the development of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), which make use of information and communication technologies that allow vehicles to be connected to others, road transport infrastructure and other road users.

By Simone Bosetti / Updated: 02 Mar 2016

CIVITAS Policy Note - Gender equality and mobility: mind the gap!

This CIVITAS Policy Note focuses on the topic of gender-sensitive mobility planning. In both the international body of literature and transport planning, the gender dimension in mobility patterns and sustainability has received relatively little attention so far, even though, together with age and income, gender is considered a significant factor in accounting for differences in mobility behavior, with women recognised as being more likely to adopt sustainable travel behaviours than men.

By Pavlina Dravecka / Updated: 18 Nov 2016
By Pavlina Dravecka / Updated: 07 Mar 2016
By Nadia Bert / Updated: 27 Oct 2015

5th Florence Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures

This 5th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures aims at taking stock of the major challenges infrastructure regulation is currently facing in the age of their rapid digitalisation.

The de- and re-regulation of the different network industries is an ongoing process at national and global levels. As this process unfolds, ever new phenomena emerge.

By Pavlina Dravecka / Updated: 26 Oct 2015

Transport SME Innovation Day

The European Commission is hosting the “Transport SME Innovation Day” on 23 November 2015 in the Charlemagne building in Brussels. Receive first-hand information on innovations and services. Please note that registrations are limited by the maximum capacity of the rooms, therefore register quickly!
By News Editor / Updated: 01 Mar 2016

Greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator

Did you ever wonder what reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 1 million metric tons means in everyday terms?

The greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator can help you understand just that, translating abstract measurements into concrete terms you can understand, such as 'equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions of 183 000 cars annually.'

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