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Traffic and demand management refers to measures such as parking management, reallocating urban space in favour of sustainable modes of transport (including shared space), access controls, road pricing, and traffic signal control strategies.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 17 Sep 2018

Copenhagen uses short car-free sections to encourage cycling

Experience in the Danish capital Copenhagen, suggests that preventing motorised traffic from using short sections of a major thoroughfare enhances the use of the route by cyclists. This is the result of the implementation of so-called 'filtered permeability' on two sections of Nørrebrogade, in central Copenhagen.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 12 Sep 2018
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 11 Sep 2018

London tests access restrictions allowing ultra low emission vehicles only

The City of London clearly faces air pollution problems. Recently, it has announced a number of initiatives to tackle the challenge, including the Ultra Low Emission Zone. Now, London has taken another step and announced tests to restrict access to ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) only. The announcement fits well with London’s air pollution mitigation actions and a change to on-street parking charges has been introduced which makes use of different charges for vehicles with lower emitting cars paying less whilst levying a higher parking charge on more polluting vehicles.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 04 Sep 2018

A smarter way to park in UK cities

Different cities within the UK are investigating launching smart projects and developments to advance local service capability, evolve their competitiveness and enhance sustainability. One such example of an initiative designed to enhance city ‘liveability’ is ‘smart parking systems’.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 23 Aug 2018

European Transport Safety Council outline key priorities for road safety

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) identifies solutions to ambitious road safety targets.

In May 2018, the European Union refined its road safety targets. Retaining the existing target to halve road deaths by 2020 on 2010 levels, the EU added an additional target to halve road deaths by 2030 on 2020 levels. The ETSC has called on the Austrian Government to support action on EU targets.

The ETSC has identified the following solutions for the Austrian Government:

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Madrid launches its new mobile application for shared mobility, Maas Madrid.

The Municipal Transport Company (EMT) of Madrid has launched a new mobile application for shared mobility, Maas Madrid. The application for mobile devices, MaaS Madrid, went “live” in late July and offers combined information of public transport with new complementary services of shared mobility. It brings all the mobility service providers in Madrid into a single tool, thus providing users one point of contact for different ways of moving around the city in a manner that respects the environment.

Information on transport options

By rswa178 / Updated: 30 Aug 2018
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

'A Europe that Protects'

The Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Austrian Road Safety Board (KFV) and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) have the pleasure to invite you to a high level road safety conference in Vienna on 13 November 2018.

Norbert Hofer, Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology will make a keynote address. The event will also highlight good road safety practice from across Europe.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

Brussels low emission zone takes the next steps

The Brussels-Capital Region is implementing its low-emission zone according to plan, said the Region’s Minister for Environment Céline Fremault at a Brussels parliament meeting. The zone has been set up for the entire region and entered into effect in January 2018.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 19 Mar 2019

Stockholm: Achieving sustainable mobility using urban vehicle access regulations

Stockholm is recognised as a pioneer of using urban vehicle access regulations (UVARs) to reduce congestion, improve air quality and promote alternative transport modes within the city centre. The city ranked second worldwide in the Urban Mobility Index presented in the Arthur D Little Future of Mobility report 3.0, which was published in April 2018. Stockholm scored 57.1% compared with the worldwide average of 42.3% and was very close to the first-place city, Singapore, which achieved 59.3%.