Benelux transport ministers have called on the European Commission, EU member states and regional authorities to embrace and promote cycling as part of the sustainable recovery from COVID-19, offering a series of recommendations.
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In an open letter to the European Commission, Parliament and Council, the President and Secretary General of the European Metropolitan Transport Authorities (EMTA) explain why the European COVID-19 recovery plan should prioritise the sustainability and inclusivity of public transport.
The aim of the action is to assist member states with the collection and harmonised reporting of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for road safety.
The projects, part of a larger fund allocated to European development projects, include transport projects in Portugal, Poland and Croatia.
A report from the European Court of Auditors claims that there has been no significant reduction in private car usage in the EU, air pollution in many cities still exceeds safety levels, and cities need to do more to move to environmentally-friendly transport.
The annual theme for the awards this year was the promotion of safe and sustainable walking and cycling.
The new European Commission’s unveiling of key positions and policy direction for the next five years is driving the International Association of Public Transport’s (UITP) work at a European level. Thomas Avanzata, Senior Director of the UITP European Department, details the association’s work over the past year and outlines what can…
The European Commission has approved the increase in state funding for the purchase of electric buses in Germany - in accordance with EU state aid rules - to a total of €650 million.
The introduction and rapid uptake of app-based vehicle sharing schemes can have benefits, but the report pointed to studies which show that their impact on the environment is not always positive.
The Rail Passengers’ rights regulation text is said to provide a balance between the reinforcement of rights for rail passengers and the obligations of railway operators.
UITP has stated that the promotion of public transport, walking and cycling is the fastest and most cost-efficient way to decarbonise people’s daily mobility.
The transformative power of 5G networks is being tested across the world, and a new report shows that transport-specific pilots are rife.
The ban of traffic in the centre of the city has seen a reduction in rush hour traffic, air and noise pollution levels, and the safety of the zone increase.
Smog costs the EU billions of euros, damages the environment and has been found responsible for one in 10 premature deaths across the globe.
During the InnoTrans 2018 Opening Ceremony, European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, outlined her vision of the transport sector’s future, emphasising the importance of multimodality and cooperation as tools for inclusivity and innovation.