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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.

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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

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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.

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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%.

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 19 Jul 2018

1st Meeting of the Cities of Free Transport

More and more cities in Europe have taken the decision to provide free public transport for residents - or are currently trialling such a scheme. 

This meeting in Dunkirk on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 September 2018, offers a focal point for city municipalities and all stakeholders with an interest in the initiatives.

With a range of speakers from European cities - and further afield, the meeting presents an opportunity to network and share experiences.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 18 Jul 2018

Dutch government presents new rules for harmonisation of environmental zones

Municipalities in the Netherlands that plan to introduce an environmental zone will now only have two options; access restrictions can only be imposed on diesel fuelled passenger vehicles and vans older than 15 years or older than 20 years, as well as to freight vehicles. No access restrictions can be imposed on petrol vehicles.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 18 Jun 2018
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 18 Jun 2018

Mayor of London confirms Ultra-Low Emission Zone to expand up to North & South Circular

 

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed that the capital’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded in 2021 beyond the centre of the city to include the area within the inner ring road, i.e. to the boundary of the North and South Circular.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 12 Jun 2018

Scottish government urged to back workplace parking tax

 

In the coming weeks, the Scottish Government will set out Transport Bill before the Scottish Parliament, before the Parliament enters its summer break at the end of June. The campaign group Transform Scotland published a set of suggestions that it called on the Scottish Government to include in the Bill, including a ban on pavement parking and levies on non-residential parking.

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