The annual TERM reports prepared by EEA help to track environmental performance of transport in the EEA member countries. The report uses a set of indicators that are regularly updated.
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.
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
The European Environment Agency's TERM 4 is a comparison of mean and maximum urban traffic and background emissions of NO2 and PM10. Its intention is to show the influence of traffic on air quality. The data is collected from Airbase and is updated annually.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Swiss Federal Statistics Offices regularly publishes mobility and transport related statistics for Switzerland.