Greater Manchester was recently awarded the 7th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP Award), which focused on multimodality, during the European Sustainable Mobility Award Ceremony held in Brussels on 21 March 2019. From the three SUMP Award finalists (which included Basel and Dresden), the British metropolitan area proved to have the most developed concept and ambitious targets in achieving a multimodal transport system covering both the inner city and the outer territories of the metropolitan area, and also demonstrated its strong support to the use of active modes.
The UK Department for Transport (DfT) is undertaking the “biggest review into transportation in a generation”, and has recently published its strategy for the future of urban mobility. This includes announcing a regulatory review, a £90 million transport innovation fund and its priorities for 2019.
Idling engines, traffic jams, dangerous parking: these are common issues around schools as parents arrive to drop and pick-up their children. These trips lead to unsafe roads and poorer air quality surrounding some of the most vulnerable people. In London, Croydon has trialled street closures in front of three schools in the past year to try to solve these issues. These trials have proved successful, so the borough is now planning to expand the initiative to three more schools before September 2019, and then to a five further schools in 2020.
The two-day summit brings together business leaders and key players working on electric vehicles, energy, information technology and charging infrastructure, to explore how to advance full e-mobility.
The summit is a high-level business forum based on the dual themes of business engagement and thought leadership from influential experts across the sector. There will also be a number of exhibitions showcasing the latest in electric vehicle technology.
Future Cities Catapult host a series of Third Thursday events to encourage experts from across the city space to discuss new technologies which have the power to make our cities more sustainable and innovative.
As urban populations grow and demand on city services continue to add complex pressures for cities, there has been a growing focus on technologies playing a vital role in making our cities healthier, cleaner ultimately improving the health and wellbeing for all residents.
As part of its Net Zero Now campaign, BusinessGreen will seek to support the Paris Agreement goals, through a series of new events dedicated to exploring the many opportunities and challenges that come with the net zero transition.
Each quarter we will host a different Towards Net Zero conference, bringing together leading businesses, investors, policymakers, and commentators from four critical sectors to discuss how net zero strategies can be developed and accelerated.
In November 2018, a new service for rail passengers with accessibility needs was successfully tested in the UK. The TOC (Train Operating Companies) Ability platform was developed in a research and development project of the same name that involved representatives from industry and academia.
Cenex-LCV is the UK's premier low carbon vehicle event incorporating four keys features:
- Technology exhibition
- Extensive seminar programme
- Facilitated networking with the low carbon community
- Ride & drive of the latest research & development and commercially available vehicles
The LCV event aims to:
A new guide has been published in the UK by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) and Energy Saving Trust (EST) that provides guidance to operators and local authorities on ways to reduce road transport emissions from taxis and private hire vehicles.
Connecting senior policymakers with the private sector mobility world, the conference will discuss the challenges facing the UK transport sector and provide a roadmap towards the introduction of practical, integrated transport solutions.