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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.

 

 
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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 21 Jan 2020

EU Green Week 2020

Attracting attention around the globe, EU Green Week is the biggest annual event on the European environment policy calendar. It's a forum for stakeholder debate at the European, national and local levels, generating input that feeds back into policymaking and implementation. And it is a truly European event – in addition to a high-level conference in Brussels, numerous events are organised by partner organisations across the whole of Europe.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 16 Jan 2020

European Transport Conference 2020

The Association for European Transport is hosting the 48th European Transport Conference in Milan in September. Over the course of three days, this event will showcase keynote speeches, research sessions, networking opportunities with international colleagues and provide access to conference papers. There will also be several activities for delegates to involve themselves with including running tours, cycling tours and technical tours. 

Select key themes for this event are:

By Thomas Krag / Updated: 16 Jan 2020

Study Trip about Cycling in Denmark

Learn more on planning and promotion of cycling in Denmark.

Denmark and especially Copenhagen is known for it's many cyclists and iconic infrastructure for cyclists. During the study trip's two-day programme you will learn a lot about planning and promotion of cycling in Denmark. Not only will you hear several interesting and inspiring lectures, you will also experience cycling yourself in Copenhagen and surroundings, including trips on bicycle super highways (supercykelstier) and trips where cycling is combined with public transport.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 16 Jan 2020

International Conference on Transport and Smart Cities (ICoTSC 2020)

ICoTSC 2020 is an open forum where advances in the field of transport and smart Cities can be shared and examined. Researchers, engineers, scientists and industry professionals are welcomed to join this conference. which acts as a platform for keeping up with advances in this ever-changing field.

Over this three day event, a wide range of research topics will be discussed including both theoretical and systems research. Topics include, and more:

By rswa178 / Updated: 31 Jan 2020
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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 15 Nov 2019

Poland plans tax on congestion caused by superstores

Poland is planning to introduce a “congestion tax” on large superstores such as supermarkets, furniture shops, and other large-scale retail stores. With this tax, the Polish government wants to hold these superstores responsible for the increase in traffic volumes and congestion in their proximity. Jadwiga Emilewicz, the Polish Minister for entrepreneurship and technology, stated that “increased congestion results in higher costs to answer to insufficient transport infrastructure”. Using an algorithm, the shares of stores on increase congestion would be calculated and attributed.

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