UITP has joined forces with other major transportation associations to issue an Open Letter to the European Commission calling for ongoing support of the public transport sector, in order to ensure its integrity in the future.
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The living labs participating in the ECCENTRIC project are Stockholm, Turku, Madrid, Munich and Ruse.
The Group’s launch is in response to the EU Commission’s call for expertise and coordination from across the whole cycling sector, from connected bikes to collecting data on cycle use for cities, as it looks to fulfil commitments within the European Green Deal.
The Partnership for Urban Mobility is one of the partnership-agreed priority themes of the Urban Agenda for the EU.
The projects, part of a larger fund allocated to European development projects, include transport projects in Portugal, Poland and Croatia.
EU support of some €34 million will help boost three innovative projects for clean transport in Italy and Germany for a total investment of €370 million.
The initial tests will run in Gjesdal (Norway), Helsinki (Finland) and Tallinn (Estonia) in the spring and autumn of 2020, and pilots will also later be launched in Lamia (Greece) and Helmond (the Netherlands).
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 company has stated that the additional funds will be invested in R&D for driving further efficiency and vehicle development.
Kaisa Sibelius, Project Manager at Forum Virium Helsinki and AI4Cities Coordinator, and Philipp Tepper, Sustainable Economy and Procurement Coordinator at ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, explain how the European project, AI4Cities, aims to speed up and steer the creation of new breakthrough solutions in how AI can support cities’…
Deaths among pedestrians and cyclists accounted for 29 per cent of all recorded road deaths across the EU in 2018, according to the European Transport Safety Council.
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.