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By Jan Christiaens / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

Discovering Madrid by different transport means (Spain)

The Madrid tourist office has organised different guided visits in Madrid Río, in order to present this renovated riverside area of the city to residents and tourists.
The visits, which took place during the summer months, were part of the “Discover Madrid” programme, which included cultural, leisure and sports activities adapted to all kinds of visitors. The three alternative visits offered were based on three different transport modes: bicycle, foot and rollerblades.
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By News Editor / Updated: 13 Sep 2016
By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

Fourth call for Project Proposals – Alpine space to new ideas!

The Alpine Space Programme is the EU transnational cooperation programme for the Alps. Partners from the seven Alpine countries work together to promote regional development in a sustainable way.
The Alpine Space Programme is the EU transnational cooperation programme for the Alps. Partners from the seven Alpine countries work together to promote regional development in a sustainable way.
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By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
By Jan Christiaens / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

Traffic noise causes loss of over one million healthy life years

A new World Health Organisation (WHO) study has estimated that the health impact of environmental noise in western Europe could be up to 1.6 million healthy life years lost annually through ill health, disability or early death.
The impact of environmental noise on health has been gaining policy attention, especially as exposure to noise appears to be increasing, alongside evidence of the negative health effects of environmental noise. In order to inform policy and develop management strategies, risk assessments are needed to evaluate the potential health effects of exposure.
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By Jan Christiaens / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

Siim Kallas on the challenges ahead for Europe's automotive industry

Siim Kallas, vice-president of the European Commission and commissioner responsible for transport pointed out his view on the upcoming challenges for Europe’s automotive industry. at the EUCAR (European Council for Automotive R&D) reception in Brussels on November 8th.
Europe's car and truck industry is critically important to our economy, and not only just as a major producer and employer. It provides the means for millions of passengers to travel and for many thousands of businesses to prosper.
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By Jan Christiaens / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

The Dutch travel more than their European neighbours (The Netherlands)

On average, Dutch people are on the road for 1,5 hours a day, which is 15 minutes longer than the European average. When it comes to commuting, however, the Dutch spend only 2 minutes a day longer than commuters in other countries.
On average, Dutch people are on the road for one and a half hours a day, which is 15 minutes longer than the European average. For the commute, however, the Dutch spend only 2 minutes a day longer than commuters in other countries.
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By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
By News Editor / Updated: 12 Dec 2014