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By Pavlina Dravecka / Updated: 11 Dec 2014

Bristol invites public to imagine, and then decide on, the future of their city

There is no one path to realising more sustainable mobility, as evident by the wide-variety of transport measures on offer that can lower emissions, reduce pollution and create greener urban areas. But with limited budgets and the knowledge that infrastructural change can majorly alter the character of a city, how should local leaders prioritise one measure over another? And how can citizens be involved in this decision making process, granting them a real sense of ownership over the process?

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 06 Feb 2020

CoEXist Final Conference

CoEXist is a European project (May 2017 – April 2020) which aims at preparing the transition phase during which automated and conventional vehicles will co-exist on cities’ roads. The mission of CoEXist is to systematically increase the capacity of road authorities and other urban mobility stakeholders to get ready for the transition towards a shared road network with an increasing number of automated vehicles, using the same road network as conventional vehicles.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 27 Jan 2020

Birmingham restricts car access in order to reduce air pollution

Birmingham has become the latest city in the UK to introduce a series of measures that aim to reduce pollution from road transport. 

Birmingham's measures appeared in a draft transport plan, which included removing through-traffic from the city centre. Only car traffic that had a destination within the city would be able to drive within city. These cars would need to comply with the requirements of the city's Clean Air Zone, meaning that drivers would have to pay a fine if their vehicles did not meet the specified vehicle emission standards.

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By Patrick Troy / Updated: 04 Feb 2020

Brake dust may be as harmful to the immune system as diesel exhaust

A recent study funded by the UK's Medical Research Council (MRC) found that particulate pollution from brake wear could have negative effects on respiratory health, such as increased susceptibility to airway infections, inflammation and a reduced ability of immune cells to kill bacteria.

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 29 Jan 2020

Cycle County Active County 2020

Cycle County Active County 2020 will show how local authorities, practitioners and communities are making the most of significant new opportunities for closer collaboration between transport planning, health and urban development initiatives. For 2020, there will be a particular focus on cross-sector working because it is recognised that a collaborative approach to meeting sustainable mobility needs is necessary. Some of the topics addressed during the conference will be:

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 20 Jan 2020
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 16 Jan 2020

Public Health and Sustainable Transport Summit

The Public Health & Sustainable Transport Summit brings together central and local government decision-makers to focus on best practice between the public health, transport planning and urban development sectors.

Prevention rather than cure is now the UK government’s public health priority, and policy makers and planners can make a significant difference to positive health outcomes through boosting the delivery of active travel and better public transport schemes.

This event will host speeches, discussions and case studies in several thematic areas:

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 16 Jan 2020

North East Parking Show

The North East Parking Show is a new event designed to showcase the best in local authority parking and traffic management. It is an opportunity for delegates to learn about new developments and approaches to managing parking, and experience new technologies and systems. 

The programme features keynote speeches, workshops and the Parking Innovations Showcase to address key aspects of the sector such as payment technology, electric vehicle charging, urban foresight and accessibility. 

This is event is free for delegates from local authorities. 

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 25 Nov 2019

Transport Ticketing Global

Passenger transport is changing. Travellers increasingly expect a frictionless and interconnected multimodal experience but how can transport operators adapt and deliver this? At Transport Ticketing Global over 120 industry leaders will share their insights on stage and explore the future of smart ticketing and mobility.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 18 Nov 2019