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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 Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 29 May 2019

Two EU-funded projects conclude their work on urban freight distribution

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Cities, particularly the largest agglomerations in Europe, are struggling to reduce traffic congestion and transport-related emissions, as they try to improve mobility and air quality for residents and tourists. Each day, a significant proportion of trips in urban areas is made using diesel-powered trucks, which deliver different kinds of goods to private sector customers throughout the day. However, it is not only the goods delivered to private businesses that contribute to increased traffic flows, as the public sector is one of the main customers for the products that trucks deliver.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 15 Apr 2019

CIVITAS Forum 2019 - calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors ends 31 May

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The calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors are currently open for this year's CIVITAS Forum closing 31 May 2019. For more information about the event, including the draft programme and full details on travel and accommodation, visit the event page here.

By Lidia Signor / Updated: 07 May 2019

Innovative mobility solutions through a new approach to procurement

A customisable has been designed, which aims to support public procurers across Europe to unlock the potential of Intelligent Transport Systems.

The recommendations come in the form of a White Paper, produced by the EU-funded SPICE project. In slightly over 100 slides, the White Paper looks at four key areas:

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By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 07 May 2019

ITF releases report on improving road safety in European cities

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A new report published by the International Transport Forum (ITF) benchmarks the road safety performance of 72 urban areas and puts forward recommendations to improve urban road safety.

Data for the report were collected directly from local governments in 31 areas, 19 of which were in Europe. The report also includes two case studies conducted in the Portuguese capital Lisbon and the capital of Latvia, Riga, between 2017 and 2018.

By Anna Clark / Updated: 07 May 2019

Cycle Education - get on yer bikes!

Become a change agent and support the systemic shift to more cycling by learning about successful cycling innovations and change management. This course is about understanding how to support a systemic shift to more cycling. We have the tools and the good examples, but how can we contextualise them, communicate about the need and support the shift to more cycling-friendly planning?

By Anna Clark / Updated: 07 May 2019

Future of Transport - how do we deal with it?

Are you a transport professional who is interested in understanding how best to deal with the fast-changing urban transport landscape while ensuring the shift towards zero-carbon urban mobility? Then this is the course for you! With a mix of lectures, workshops, site visits and the chance to exchange with peers this EIT Climate-KIC course will provide you with tools and methods that will give practical support in dealing with long-term planning in complexity.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 18 Apr 2019

Oslo Urban Arena 2019

Oslo Urban Arena (OUA) is a collective of architects, planners, developers and urban activists from a multidisciplinary background with on a mission to launch a conference, debate and lecture arena every year, on urbanism and urban development from the heart of the center of Oslo.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 17 Apr 2019

New measures to encourage the use and purchase of cleaner vehicles in Italy

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Air quality is a relevant problem in most extended urban areas in Italy, particularly the ones located in the Northern part of the country. This is what emerged from the recent report (“Mal’aria 2019”) published by Legambiente. Although the annual average has improved over the last decade, peaks in concentrations of fine particulate matter and ozone remain high, especially in winter and summer months. In 2018, 55 departmental capitals exceeded their daily limits for fine particulate matter and ozone (fixed at 35 days for PM10 and 25 for ozone).

By rswa178 / Updated: 10 Apr 2019

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up webinar: The SUMP action plan and how to gain political commitment to it

How do you ensure the implementation of measures in a sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP)? How do you engage decision makers in the SUMP process?

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up's fourth webinar for mobility practitioners will explore these crucial questions by focusing on an important milestone in the SUMP process – developing the SUMP action plan and ensuring political commitment to it.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 10 Apr 2019

SUMI: fostering long-term commitment to sustainable urban mobility indicators in Europe

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As cities continue to work towards achieving Europe’s policy goals, it is becoming increasingly important that systems for monitoring and reporting progress are put in place. Through making use of sustainable urban mobility indicators, policymakers will be able to assess the success of current mobility measures, as well as ensuring that upcoming solutions are tailored to respond to the issues which are most pertinent to the cities in question.