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Sustainable Urban Transport - Articles and news items

Special Report: A Green Bus For Every Journey

Issue 6 2016, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  30 November 2016  •  Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

A collection of case studies showcasing the range of low emission bus technologies in use throughout the UK…

Industry welcomes UN High-level Advisory Group’s sustainable transport report

Industry news  •  31 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The United Nations High-Level Advisory Group has issued a number of recommendations in a new report entitled Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development.

Tesla takes next step towards high passenger-density urban transport

Industry news, Z homepage promo  •  1 August 2016  •  Jonathan Marriott, Eurotransport

Following the acquisition of Solarcity in a $2.6 billion agreement, this article discusses how Tesla could shape the future of high passenger-density urban transport…

Modeshift – the sustainable travel network

Issue 3 2016  •  20 June 2016  •  Ross Butcher – Chair of Modeshift

If you got a chance to read his ‘online-author-preview’ in April 2016 , Ross Butcher – Chair of Modeshift – introduced the organisation and the work they are doing to improve sustainable travel delivery in the UK. He also covered the importance of sustainable travel and challenged readers to think about a journey they have taken as a passenger or driver of a car that could have been replaced by a more sustainable travel mode. Here, Ross takes us on a journey through childhood, lifestyle changes and how Modeshift wants things to be made easy…

Bus Fire Safety: Safer battery systems in electric buses

Issue 3 2016  •  20 June 2016  •  Fredrik Larsson, Johan Anderson, Petra Andersson and Bengt-Erik Mellander

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries offer great energy and power densities accompanied with long battery life time. However, if a mechanical fault occurs or the batteries over-heat, the flammable electrolyte of the Li-ion battery may pose a risk. For Eurotransport, colleagues from the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SP) and Chalmers University of Technology explore further, identifying the risks involved with electric buses…

Modeshift – The Sustainable Travel Network

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  28 April 2016  •  Ross Butcher, National Chair of Modeshift

Ahead of his article in Eurotransport Issue 3, Ross Butcher, National Chair of Modeshift, discusses how the not for profit membership organisation is encouraging the switch from car to alternative modes of transport and why sustainable travel is essential for an efficient and coherent transport system…

TRAN Committee adopts Sustainable Urban Mobility Report

Industry news  •  10 November 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The European Parliament TRAN Committee has voted to adopt a proposed Sustainable Urban Mobility Report emphasising the urgent need to make transport more sustainable.

REMOURBAN project – Delivering sustainable mobility

Issue 5 2015  •  2 November 2015  •  Maria Angeles Gallego, Javier Olmos, Clemente Cárdenas Cuevas, Cristina de Torre and Miguel Ángel García Fuentes, all from CARTIF Technology Centre

The REMOURBAN project focuses on the welfare of citizens within the sustainability framework of a smart city and aims to develop and validate a number of innovative technologies plus organisational and economic solutions to meet the needs of the energy, mobility and ICT sectors. For Eurotransport, REMOURBAN colleagues Maria Angeles Gallego, Javier Olmos, Clemente Cárdenas Cuevas, Cristina de Torre and Miguel Ángel García Fuentes, all from CARTIF Technology Centre, give further details about the project and what can be expected…

Manchester 2040 vision for transport begins public consultation

Industry news  •  15 July 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A 12-week public consultation process, carried out by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), has begun to establish views on a new 2040 vision for transport in Manchester.

Sustainable Public Transport supplement 2015

Issue 3 2015, Supplements  •  30 June 2015  •  Reiner Zieschank, Claus Hedegaard Sørensen, Henrik Gudmundsson, Jens Schippl, Max Reichenbach, Merethe Dotterud Leiren and Karen Anderton.

In our latest Sustainable Public Transport Supplement, there are showcased articles about electric buses in Dresden, improving the air-quality in Barcelona Metro, plus looking at the TRANSFORuM and CHIC projects…

Whitepaper: How to achieve sustainable urban mobility through an open digital platform

Whitepapers  •  23 March 2015  •  Comtrade Technology Services and Solutions

This whitepaper from Comtrade Technology Services and Solutions introduces a visionary concept where essentially all mobility options in urban areas are transformed into a service, enabling a better harmonisation and optimisation of all available transportation systems. The new model yields positive benefits in terms of costs, quality of service and most importantly the environment…

UITP attends first UN advisory group on sustainable transport

Industry news  •  20 November 2014  •  UITP

UITP (International Association of Public Transport) attended the first UN high-level Advisory Group on sustainable transport in New York this week with UITP Secretary General, Alain Flausch, presenting the conclusions of the first meeting on behalf of the co-chairs to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon…

Sustainable Mobility supplement 2014

Issue 5 2014, Supplements  •  24 October 2014  •  Gloria Esposito, Esther Kreutz-Hassinen, Doug Jack

In our latest free-to-view Sustainable Mobility Supplement, Gloria Esposito from the LowCVP takes a look at the UK low carbon bus market; Esther Kreutz-Hassinen gives details about the CH4LLENGE project she coordinates; and Industry Consultant Doug Jack takes a look at the different low carbon bus vehicles available…

Sustainability supplement 2013

Issue 5 2013, Supplements  •  12 November 2013  •  Claire Haigh, Mike Weston, Martin Abrams, Alain Flausch

The bus – a route map for green growth
Red buses going green for London
Tackling transport isolation
Working together for sustainable public transport growth

Launching the French sustainable mobility policy for urban transport

Issue 4 2013  •  22 August 2013  •  Frédéric Cuvillier, Minister for Transport and Maritime Economy, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France

Since the beginning of the 21st century, France has been willingly involved in an energetic transition in which urban transportation is one of the main levers. Regarding the environmental, economic and social issues, urban transportation has to contribute to the development of ‘sustainable mobility’ inside our cities. This is the core of our country’s transportation policy.

The growth of urban population combined with the widespread use of cars has led to increasing congestion of artery roads which in turn has contributed to a rising level of air pollution, noise pollution and transportation collisions.

Consequently, we have to switch from separated public transportation networks to an urban mobility programme. I want this mobility to be sustainable and to embrace every form of travel. Succeeding in switching from the use of an individual car to alternative means of transpor – tation will be our greatest challenge.

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