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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 Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

White Paper on the future of the European Transport Policy

A new video clip announces in an imaginative, futuristic and surprising way the publication of the White Paper on the Future of Transport at the end of March. It encourages viewers to visit our website where they will find 50 facts and figures characteristic of the state of transport in Europe today.
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By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

Copenhagen plans to be the first capital in the world free from CO2 emissions in 2025 (Denmark)

Copenhagen wants to be the first national capital in the world to be “free from CO2 emissions” by the year 2025. There is a strategy to reach this ambitious goal based on 3 pillars: Green mobility, green energy production and green energy consumption.
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By Jan Christiaens / Updated: 23 Sep 2014

The city of Amsterdam investigates noise barriers made of living bamboo (The Netherlands)

The engineering office of Amsterdam (IBA) is investigating the possibility of planting living bamboo to act as a noise barrier along highways. This year IBA wants to install a pilot noise screen to investigate the functioning in practice.
The engineering office of Amsterdam (IBA) is investigating the possibility of planting living bamboo to act as a noise barrier along highways after its use was suggested at an innovation brainstorm as a solution for a temporary barrier along the A10.
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By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

EC launches new-look Eltis portal on urban mobility

The European Commission has today unveiled the Eltis web portal, which features a brand-new look and is now available in eleven languages. The website - www.eltis.org- is aimed at European professionals working in the field of urban transport, environment, energy and health. The new web portal acts as an urban mobility observatory by facilitating the exchange of information and good practice in the field of urban mobility in Europe.
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By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
By News Editor / Updated: 23 Sep 2014

4 new cities join the Cities for Cyclists network

The cities of Ferrara (Italy), Ghent (Belgium), Winterthur (Switzerland) and Vienna (Austria) have joined the Cities for Cyclists network. The European Cyclists' Federation relaunched Cities for Cyclists at the Velo-city Global 2010 conference with the purpose of establishing a global network of cities which are working to promote bicycle use in urban areas and encourage the exchange of knowledge.
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By News Editor / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

European survey on road safety related data and information

The DaCoTa project (Road Safety Data Collection, Transfer & Analysis) aims at further developing the European Road Safety Observatory (ERSO), specifically to improve commonly available data and tools in the road safety domain. You are invited to participate in the European survey on road safety related data and information.
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By News Editor / Updated: 30 Jul 2015

Sustainable transport indicators

Selecting and using indicators to assess policies and measures against is a consistent problem for transport planners and decision-makers. While indicators related to areas such as road safety, air quality and travel time are fairly well known and have a substantial knowledge-base behind them, others connected with themes like economic or health impacts are less well understood.

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By News Editor / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
By News Editor / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

New passengers rights in the 2011 edition of Europe and You

The new passengers rights are among the 10 key actions undertaken by the EU in 2010 and published in this year's new edition of Europe and You: a snapshot of EU achievements, available in print, video and online.
Ever been inconvenienced by train cancellations? Had difficulty getting an elderly relative up a gangplank? Or were you on one of the many flights that were held up because of the volcanic ash cloud in the spring?
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