Monthly archives: September, 2017

How safe is your urban freight truck?


Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled a star rating system for the direct vision that drivers have from the cabs of heavy goods vehicles. TfL has created a web site showing its interim star ratings for HGVs. The Direct Vision Standard will categorise HGVs depending on the level of a driver’s direct vision from a cab.

McKinsey: Urban commercial transport and the future of mobility

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Commercial traffic clogs city streets, contributes to pollution, and drives up the cost of doing business. But there are many ways to do better. Last year, McKinsey and Bloomberg New Energy Finance published An integrated perspective on the future of mobility, which outlined four trends that are rapidly changing passenger transport: electrification, autonomy, connectivity, and sharing.

Rotterdam (NL): 010 City Logistics initiative

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The Dutch city of Rotterdam’s economy is growing. However, a healthy economy means more pressure on city traffic and air quality. The government and the private sector have joined forces under the name 010 City Logistics to implement sustainable solutions that improve both air quality and mobility within the Rotterdam inner city.

Urban living labs: a living lab way of working

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Urban living labs have become a popular phenomenon. The Living Lab approach would provide real life research with its multiple stakeholders in a co-innovating inclusive setting, crucial in creating metropolitan solutions with impact, that will be adopted smoothly and swiftly by all involved, and thus help achieve prosperous living environments that are more liveable, sustainable, …