Major cities around the world are taking a stand to end the toll of deaths and injury seen on their roads and transport networks by committing to Vision Zero. London is at the forefront of this approach and the Mayor’s Transport Strategy sets out the goal that, by 2041, all deaths and serious injuries will be eliminated …
Sustainable and energy efficient transport of passengers and goods has become a major concern of policymakers worldwide. A new paper by researchers from the University of Maribor and the Institute for Transport and Logistics ITL in Bologna examines the current policies and measures for sustainable urban freight transport in 129 European cities.
The opportunities to improve urban life using data and specifically urban data collected in the physical environment also create new questions and concerns about data privacy, ownership, and governance. But while every city faces these challenges, no city has put forth a comprehensive plan to overcome them and put data to work for urban populations.
The City of London Planning Document for freight and services provides additional guidance on the interpretation of policies in the City of London Local Plan in relation to freight and servicing movements in the so-called Square Mile.
In order to enable mobility planning authorities across Europe to embrace the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) as the European-wide strategic planning approach, both the Civitas Prosperity and SUMPs-Up projects consider the role of the national and regional levels as essential for supporting SUMP take-up. This support encompasses governance, financing and capacity building.
There is an increasing use of diesel vans to cater to the e-commerce boom. The UK government has announced £2 million to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes, driving UK companies towards a greener future. Department for Transport (DfT) officials made the announcement as part of the international Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in Birmingham.
A new report by the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme ‘Big data in Transport: Research opportunities, challenges, and limitations’ identifies and examines various societal and ethical issues that are relevant to the production of, access to, linking of and re-use of big data in the transport sector.
Paris issued a regulation, which will result in a mandatory parking fee for trucks over 3.5 tonnes, reports Transport and Logistics France (TLF). The new rule is to enter into force on November 1, 2018. As the city councilors of Paris justify: the trucks take up a large area due to their dimensions.
With their new paper “Logistics, vital function” (La logistique, fonction vitale), the French institute IAU wishes to sensitize the local actors of the future development in line with the overall regional objectives of “Île-de-France 2030“.
Most governments rely heavily on revenue generated directly and indirectly by transportation. Everything from fuel taxes to parking fees, traffic violation fines, value-added taxes from vehicle purchases, subway and bus fares, and registration and licensing charges can provide critical revenue to maintain infrastructure, support public transit, and more.