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The process of developing policy generally involves research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to produce recommendations. Guidelines can help cities develop and assess their transport policies to address existing and new policy objectives. Research organisations and institutions provide valuable data and analysis to underpin policy recommendations and decisions.


By Isobel Duxfield / Updated: 13 Nov 2023
By Isobel Duxfield / Updated: 09 Nov 2023
By Lucian Zagan / Updated: 30 Oct 2023

Become a SCALE-UP Fellow City: Call for applications now open!

Where do long-distance transport and urban mobility come together? What does it take for local authorities to transform their transport systems towards more sustainable, cleaner, safer, and more inclusive ones? What role do upscaling strategies play in this transformation? What is the role of cities as urban nodes on the TEN-T network? 

By chiarabenetti / Updated: 30 Oct 2023
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 18 Oct 2023
By Carla Giaume / Updated: 03 Oct 2023
By Francine Long / Updated: 11 Sep 2023

Increased use of EU Structural Funds seen for cycling

The European Cyclists’ Federation has published an analysis of the financial investment in cycling projects by EU Member States using EU Structural Funds. This suggests that there has been a 30% increase in investment in cycling compared to the previous Structural Funds period of 2014 to 2020, which could fund 12,000 km of cycling infrastructure.
By dearbhla_m / Updated: 14 Sep 2023

Call for applications to join the EIT Governing Board

The EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) is looking for four new innovation leaders to join their Governing Board and support their overarching mission to ‘create jobs and deliver sustainable and smart growth’. The EIT Governing Board is currently made up of 15 European innovation leaders, as well as an observer from the European Commission, and is entrusted with the strategic leadership and overall direction of operational activities of the Institute.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 04 Sep 2023

Amsterdam trials digital messages for drivers making too much noise

Amsterdam has tested automatic digital displays in some of its streets that warn drivers and motorcyclists if they are making too much noise. Noise sensors are present in these streets, which are linked to digital displays that give messages to relevant vehicles.
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 29 Aug 2023