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Pursuing a quality management approach is not only necessary, but will help cities develop and implement better transport policies.

Good transport planning is informed by reference to good practice elsewhere. Auditing and benchmarking help cities compare their plans and performance against that of others - not in a spirit of competition, but rather one of continuous improvement.

 
By Maria Guilarte / Updated: 23 Sep 2016

A new book published about Mobility Management and Integrated Transport Policies from PhD Thesis in Brazil

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Book´s name
¨Gerenciamento da Mobilidade e Política Integrada dos Transportes
Pesquisa de resultados com sucesso no mundo, contribuindo com uma metodologia proposta para o Brasil e América Latina¨

Printed by Novas Edições Acadêmicas (2016-08-08), Germany

Project Book: ISBN-13: 978-3-8417-2145-7
ISBN-10:3841721451EAN:9783841721457

Language: PT from Brazil

Research vision and contribution for all transport and sustainable mobility community:

By Jerome Simpson / Updated: 28 Sep 2016

IT developers / philanthropists / strategic partners

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Background

Since late 2014, the REC has been developing and piloting on site a tool to monitor and help reduce CO2 and pollutant emissions and improve the energy efficiency of its employees’ commuting. The data it gathers (including fuel costs, savings and calories burned) feed into a daily ride-sharing platform and a website that also offers other information on public transport services, bike-to-work options and mobility planning. The technical set-up is illustrated here.

By Merle / Updated: 18 Dec 2015

Bristol shares sustainable transport experience and knowledge (UK)

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In 2015 the city of Bristol was Europe’s Green Capital. This was also an outcome of 40 years of environmental efforts with great progress in many areas.

Now, Bristol is willing to help other cities around the world to 'go green' by sharing its experience and knowledge.

The city is doing this through a free online toolkit called The Bristol Method which documents everything Bristol has learnt from its year as European Green Capital so other cities can benefit.

By Merle / Updated: 08 Mar 2016

Bristol, Europe’s Green Capital in 2015, unveils city toolkit

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In 2015, the city of Bristol has been Europe’s Green Capital. This was also an outcome of 40 years of environmental efforts with great progress in many areas. Now, Bristol is willing to help other cities around the world to “go green” by sharing its experience and knowledge about sustainability at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21). The city is doing this through a free online toolkit called The Bristol Method (https://www.bristol2015.co.uk/method/) which documents everything Bristol has learnt from its year as European Green Capital so other cities can benefit.

By News Editor / Updated: 24 Aug 2015

Project QUEST: Identifying further SUMP measures in Murska Sobota (Slovenia)

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In 2013 Murska Sobota decided it had to reassess its sustainable mobility policies and plans because the sustainable mobility process in the city had recently slowed down.

The University of Maribor assisted the Slovenian city in the process and developed a new action plan with the help of a quality management tool developed by an EU project, known as QUEST.

Thanks to this tool Murska Sobota created a new free bus for citizens and now has plans to redevelop a pedestrian street and reduce the amount of parking in the city.

By Dagmar Roeller / Updated: 31 Mar 2015

2015 Annual Polis Conference

The Annual Polis Conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience and for the wider transport community to engage with representatives of city and regional authorities on innovative transport solutions. The conference offers a mix of high-level plenary sessions, with prominent figures debating topical issues and trends, and 16 technical sessions showing innovation in policy and practice across the transport spectrum.

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 02 Apr 2015

ISEMOA Quality Management System for accessibility

A large category of people face challenges in using public transport or moving around cities. This includes not only people with long-term or permanent disabilities, but also the elderly, people with temporary injuries, or people travelling with heavy luggage or young children.

Due to these issues, these groups often depend on car travel to meet their mobility needs. Local and regional authorities can work to make urban environments and mobility more appropriate for these transport users, aiming to reduce their reliance on private cars.

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By RLeonM / Updated: 27 Feb 2015

Public Hearing on the White Paper on Transport

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) invites delegates to participate in a hearing to express views about the mid-term review of the European Commission's 2011 White Paper on Transport.

The EESC is interested in knowing about:

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 30 Jul 2015
By Pekka Tahkola / Updated: 22 May 2015

Winter Cycling Congress 2015

The Winter Cycling Congress 2015 Leeuwarden is about uniting communities of all climates, sizes and levels of bicycle development who share the ambition to make two-wheeled travel normal, even when the snow flies.

Using the perspective of all different types of professionals – from engineers to planners to bloggers to public health officials and more – the conference will show that winter cycling is more than a sustainable solution for transporting people, it is also a way to develop a culture and built environment supporting the health, wealth and happiness of many people.