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sustainable transport

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European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility

Written by Balazs Hopp, In 2014 the EU agreed to a clear commitment : to collectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions of at least 40% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels across all sectors of the economy. As transport is responsible for 33% of final energy consumption and 23% of total EU emissions, the transition to low-emission … Continue reading

Future challenges for transport policy

In the modern era, our urban landscapes have been shaped and adapted in thrall to cars, which account for more than 80% of passenger transport on land in the EU . The emphasis of the European Mobility week 2014 , the theme of which is “Our streets, our choice”, aims to highlight an alternative approach, … Continue reading

Intelligent Transport Systems in urban areas

The urban dimension of EU transport policy is earning more and more attention from the European Commission, given the implications and the strong impact that the transport systems play in the day to day life of the more than 70% of EU citizens living in urban areas. Promotion of sustainable mobility is at the core … Continue reading

Inland waterways in the EU

At more than 37 000 kilometres, the European Union (EU) has one of the longest networks of inland waterways in the world, spanning 20 Member States and connecting hundreds of cities and industrial sites. Inland waterways are important for transporting goods from major seaports to their hinterland. Considered a quiet and energy-efficient means of transport, it … Continue reading

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