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By News Editor / Updated: 12 Apr 2018
By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 01 Mar 2016

Cycling and urban air quality

Increasing the numbers of people who choose to cycle rather than drive is a well-established method to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality. The European Cyclists' Federation has produced a report which examines the evolution of air pollution concentrations in five European cities (Antwerp, London, Nantes, Seville and Thessaloniki), concluding that cycling is an effective tool to reduce urban air pollution when combined with other sustainable mobility measures.

By Pavlina Dravecka / Updated: 12 Apr 2018

European Environment Agency (EEA): Transport Publications

In addition to their annual Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) report, the EEA also regularly publish reports on topics of interest. Recent publications have focussed on the following topics:

  • Appropriate taxes and incentives do affect purchases of new cars
  • Monitoring CO2 emissions from new passenger cars and vans in 2016
  • Monitoring progress of Europe's transport sector towards its environment, health and climate objectives
  • Managing exposure to noise in Europe
  • Electric vehicles in Europe


By News Editor / Updated: 28 May 2019
By News Editor / Updated: 07 Jun 2018

Global comparison of light-duty vehicle fuel economy and GHG emissions standards

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has carried out a global comparison of light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards.

The ICCT developed a methodology to normalise the different driving test cycles adopted worldwide to allow a consistent comparison of the global standards. Charts compare the global standards normalised to the New European Driving Cycle in gCO2/km metric. It further shows the current status of these standards in various countries.

By News Editor / Updated: 17 May 2018

UNECE transport statistics for Europe and North America

The UNECE Working Party on Transport Statistics (WP.6) is an intergovernmental body dealing with the development of appropriate methodologies and terminology for the harmonization of statistics as well as the collection of data from Member States and the dissemination of this data. 

Data in the publications cover transport activity, transport equipment and transport infrastructure by mode (rail, road, inland waterway, maritime, intermodal and oil pipeline). General information on population, energy consumption, transport emissions and on road traffic accidents are also provided.

By News Editor / Updated: 17 May 2018

ITF online transport tool

The online tool, launched by the ITF and OECD in 2017, allows users to freely select between 19 transport-related indicators for more than 50 countries to create their own transport data. This allows users to:

  • Compare trends for up to four countries simultaneously.
  • Create country rankings.
  • Show country information on a world map

The topics cover CO2 emissions, road safety, infrastructure investment, modal shares and the transport network. 


By News Editor / Updated: 12 Apr 2018

Quality of life in European cities

This Flash Eurobarometer, “Quality of life in European cities” (No 419), was conducted at the request of the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy to get a snapshot of people’s opinions on a range of urban issues. Earlier surveys were conducted in 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2012.

By News Editor / Updated: 12 Apr 2018

EU Transport in Figures: Statistical Pocketbook

This annual publication provides an overview of the most recent and most pertinent annual transport-related statistics in Europe. It covers the European Union and its 28 Member States and, as far as possible, the current EU candidate countries and the EFTA countries. 

By News Editor / Updated: 12 Apr 2018