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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 Ralf Tinga / Updated: 07 Nov 2018

Dutch road traffic faces 35% increase in travel time by 2023


Recent forecasts from the Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis have predicted significantly longer travel times for road traffic due to congestion. In five years, travel times for car traffic is expected to go up by roughly one third. Increased road capacity will not be able to accommodate the growth of traffic.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 07 Nov 2018

The future for UK ports - infrastructure, policy and the shape of the market

This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss priorities for the port sector, as the UK prepares to leave the EU. The seminar will examine issues for policy, technology and infrastructure, as well as exploring the future of trade and competition.

By Carlos Gómez / Updated: 01 Nov 2018

Sustainable Urban Mobility Congress

This is the first edition of an international event that aims to lead a global reflection on the future of mobility and its impact on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the cities of the 21st century.

More than 40 speakers are expected to participate, who will address the main strategic aspects for the construction and consolidation of sustainable urban mobility systems, around three thematic axes:

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 31 Oct 2018

EU minister summit resolves “Graz declaration” on clean transport


On Tuesday 30 October, the EU’s Transport and Environment Ministers met in Graz (Austria) to discuss pathways leading to a European clean mobility. At the end of the day, they resolved the “Graz declaration”.

A new era starts: clean, safe and affordable mobility for Europe” is the heading of the declaration which details how the European climate goals 2030 should be achieved.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 26 Oct 2018

CIVITAS Learning Centre

The CIVITAS Learning Centre contains an extensive library of e-learning resources that cover all aspects of sustainable mobility. You can filter through the database of past eCourses, recorded webinars, presentations held at webinars and training material to find the resource that you need.
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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 24 Oct 2018
By Elena Tavlaki / Updated: 22 Oct 2018

Stimulating transport innovation through capacity building in small-medium local authorities

The SUITS Conference “Stimulating transport innovation through capacity building in small-medium local authorities” will take place on the 21st November 2018, from 09:00 to 17:30. at the Coventry Transport Museum, in Coventry, UK.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 24 Oct 2018

Turkey’s participation in EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2018


The Union of Municipalities of Turkey were appointed as the National Coordinator of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK (EMW) in Turkey for 2018 and received support from the EU Delegation in their efforts to increase awareness and participation in events and activities. The efforts paid off, with 92 registered actions across 26 Turkish cities who participated this year, compared to 7 cities in 2017 and only 1 city in 2016.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 20 Sep 2018

Free public transport launched successfully in Dunkirk



From 1 September, public buses in Dunkirk are completely free of charge making it “the largest metropolitan area in France and Europe to introduce free for all on its entire bus network”, says Patrice Vergriete, Mayor of Dunkirk. And the initiative has already shown great success: bus journeys have increased by 50 % since the launch.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 11 Sep 2018

Quiet Brussels: a new ‘noise plan’ for Brussels-Capital Region


Road traffic noise pollution negatively affects one in two inhabitants of Brussels. This was one of the main conclusions of study by Leefmilieu Brussel, the Brussels Environment Administration, that was published last year. Environment Minister Céline Fremault for the Brussels-Capital Region will present a plan in mid-September, called “Quiet Brussels” to fight increasing noise pollution.