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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 News Editor / Updated: 11 Apr 2017

Waste 'underused resource in construction of Europe’s roads'

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A new study says that recycled waste material could play a major role in the construction of roads in Europe, bringing both environmental and economic benefits.

The authors propose a scenario where 50 per cent of the asphalt for Europe’s roads consists of recycled materials, leading to significant reductions in costs, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

By News Editor / Updated: 05 Apr 2017

Noise in Europe

Prolonged exposure to road, railway and aircraft traffic noise can cause sleep disturbance and annoyance and lead to serious health effects such as cardiovascular diseases. In the European Union, more than 120 million people suffer from noise levels that are considered to have a negative effect on health.

By News Editor / Updated: 22 Mar 2017

1st European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving

The high-level conference will be held in Brussels on the 3rd and 4th April 2017. Major road transport stakeholders – automotive and telecom industry, users, road operators, public transport operators, regulators, research centres, universities and representatives of both EC and EU Member States – are invited to attend.

By News Editor / Updated: 22 Mar 2017

CIMEC final conference

The final event of the CIMEC project, organised in co-operation with the Representation of the State of Hessen, will focus on sharing the main findings of the project and on next steps.

Conference participants will learn about the views and requirements of cities regarding C-ITS, the current state of the supplier market and where deployment in cities can happen which is beneficial to, and minimises risk, to city authorities.

By News Editor / Updated: 05 Apr 2017

CIVITAS Quotes

The EU-funded CIVITAS Initiative has enabled the implementation of more than 600 sustainable mobility measures in more than 60 cities acrosse Europe between 2002 and 2016.

Each measure has been evaluated. Relevant facts and figures have been collected and analysed by the CIVITAS WIKI project. This has resulted in a set of so-called CIVITAS quotes. Each quote includes useful and factual information. Topics vary. Some examples:

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By News Editor / Updated: 24 Mar 2017

Warsaw opens office for mobility and transport policy (Poland)

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The city of Warsaw last month opened the Policy Office for Mobility and Transport, which replaces the capital’s Office of Roads and Transport.

The move is part of the city’s wider organisational changes related to transport and traffic.

One of the first tasks of the unit will be to develop a program to improve safety, especially in terms of reducing the number of fatal accidents involving pedestrians

By News Editor / Updated: 08 Feb 2017

2017 Polis Conference

SAVE THE DATE!

  • Call for exhibitors and sponsors opens in February
  • Call for speakers opens in March and closes in May
  • Registrations open in June
  • Polis Annual General Assembly (Polis members only): 5/12/2017
  • 2017 Polis Conference: 6-7/12/2017 
 
 
By Eileen O'connell / Updated: 01 Feb 2017

EVIDENCE Project Final Workshop

23 February, 14B Rue de La Science, Brussels

The EVIDENCE project is a strategic initiative funded by EACI to investigate the economic evidence for sustainable urban mobility measures.

This final workshop will present the findings and recommendations from the project, look at how the evidence has been used in cities and campaigns, and investigate the barriers to integration of sustainable mobility.

It will finish with a look at the gaps in the evidence, new forms of mobility to be investigated and how best to implement the evidence.

By Robert Pressl / Updated: 24 Jan 2017

Video: Using parking revenue to finance sustainabile mobility

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The PUSH&PULL project has now translated and published its video clip on the Core Funding Mechanism into 17 languages.

PUSH&PULL project co-ordinator Robert Pressl said: ‘The video clip should explain the approach to decision-makers and politicians. A transfer of parking revenues to finance sustainable mobility is the main idea of the project.'

The PUSH&PULL project aims to improve urban mobility in European cities by means of parking space management combined with mobility management measures.

By News Editor / Updated: 09 Jan 2017

Lyon to cut pollution by removing motorway (France)

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The city of Lyon is to turn a section of a motorway that cuts through its centre into a pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly boulevard to encourage sustainable mobility and cut pollution.

Lyon recently received state approval to decommission the A6-A7 motorway that runs through the centre and will begin a number of developments to help it reduce congestion in the city.

The new boulevard will be equipped with traffic lights and limit vehicle speeds to 50 km/h.

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