Home > Topics > Policy and research

Policy and research
Subscribe to RSS - Policy and research

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.

 

 
Picture: 
By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 01 May 2018
By rswa178 / Updated: 01 May 2018
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 26 Apr 2018

Business in Motion - Ideenschmiede Radverkehr

Ideenschmiede Radverkehr

Promoting cycling is an important part of modern transport policy and should be included in every mobility plan – whether at state level, or in local authorities or businesses.

It will be shown how to develop the OPTIMAL cycling infrastructure and make it future-oriented.

Date: Wednesday 4th July 2018

Time: from 10:00

Location: Tübingen town hall

Please note this event is only held in German. It is free to attend but you must register your attendence.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 26 Apr 2018

CIVITAS 2MOVE2 Final Brochure

The 2MOVE2 project's final brochure is available for practitioners who wish to access urban mobility information, best practice examples and advice.

With the main objective of "improving urban mobility by advancing or creating sustainable, energy-efficient urban transport systems for the benefit of all citizens, society and climate policy, respecting environment and natural resources," the project's eight partners from four participating cities share their experiences in this brochure.

English
Recommend
Share on
By Tom Nokes / Updated: 30 Apr 2018

Developing Poland's electromobility sector is a challenge but also a huge opportunity

English

 

Michał Kurtyka, Poland’s deputy minister of energy, recently presented Poland’s Electromobility Development Plan. He spoke of the challenges faced in developing electric transport but also of the huge opportunity to create a new and competitive market, as reported by Euractiv.  

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 24 Apr 2018
By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 24 Apr 2018

Do ride-sharing apps cause or relieve congestion?

English

A recent study has attributed increased congestion in urban areas to ride-sharing apps - effectively shifting city travellers from collective passenger transport to cars. The study Empty Seats, by Bruce Schaller uses data from traffic patterns of ride-sharing in Manhattan, New York. In four years, ride-hailing fares increased by 81% percent, and currently outnumber the yellow cabs with a taxi licence by almost five. Ride-hailing cars spend around 45% of their time unused.

Recommend
Share on
By Tom Nokes / Updated: 24 Apr 2018

Urban Mobility Index ranks 100 global cities

English

Arthur D Little recently released their Future of mobility 3.0 report, which considers recent societal and technological trends alongside new mobility solutions. The report also updates the Arthur D Little’s Urban Mobility Index, increasing the scope of the index to 100 cities and expanding the assessment criteria. The index scores cities using 27 indicators to assess mobility in urban areas according to ‘maturity’, ‘innovativeness’ and ‘performance’.

Recommend
Share on
By Tom Nokes / Updated: 24 Apr 2018

Launch of United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund

English

An estimated 1.25 million people are killed every year in road traffic accidents (RTA's), and up to 50 million more are injured, often seriously.

Beyond human suffering, road traffic deaths and injuries cause significant economic losses to individuals and societies, keeping millions of people in poverty and creating an estimated $1.85 trillion burden on the global economy each year. This makes addressing road safety one of the most pressing social, economic, health and development challenges of our time.

Recommend
Share on
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 24 Apr 2018

Tax breaks and incentives make Europeans buy cleaner cars while trucks and buses are expected to cause increased emissions

English

 

Taxes, subsidies and other incentives to purchase low or zero emission vehicles have contributed to a drop of carbon dioxide emissions from new passenger cars. Recent data published by the European Environment Agency showcase that its member countries (EU Member States plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) increasingly adopt strategies to promote the purchase of cleaner vehicles.