Urban Mobility
Bus of the FutureBus of the Future

Punctuality, comfortable travelling, efficient exchange of vehicles. It sounds like a dream, but for Umberto Guida it’s a vision. Guida works for the international Association of Public Transport and coordinates the research project EBSF, European Bus System of the Future, which aims to improve bus services in seven different European cities

January 2011
European research looks into sustainable solutions for an innovative high quality bus systemEuropean research looks into sustainable solutions for an innovative high quality bus system

This winter has not helped the image of public transportation. Trains and busses were often running late, adding to the many other nuisances of public transport such as crowded carriages, uncomfortable travelling or the inefficient exchange of vehicles. At least, this is the perception of millions of commuters in Europe. But not everywhere

January 2011
Prof. Hermann Knoflacher: “Our car-addicted society is not easy to handle so we have to make changes step by step to improve sustainable mobility”Prof. Hermann Knoflacher: “Our car-addicted society is not easy to handle so we have to make changes step by step to improve sustainable mobility”

Prof. Hermann Knoflacher has been active in the sustainable mobility field for about 40 years. He is conducting research in sustainable transport at the Institute for Traffic Planning and Traffic Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria. He talked about sustainable mobility development and his scientific solution

January 2011
City Closure Increases MobilityCity Closure Increases Mobility

With the increase in car numbers on our roads the pollution and congestion in our cities is growing rapidly. This situation becomes problematic especially for city centres with historic heritage like Bologna

December 2010
Werner Schönewolf: “The last mile is the most expensive in the logistic world. We want to overcome this last mile with a micro-carrier”Werner Schönewolf: “The last mile is the most expensive in the logistic world. We want to overcome this last mile with a micro-carrier”Freight delivery services have their own challenges when operating in the inner cities. The logistic experts working on the European funded FIDEUS project have taken this problem as a central issue for a complete redesign of the urban freight logistics by REBECCA PARSONS (Aug ’10)August 2010
Dr. David O. Kronlid: “If you think about the existential dimension of mobility you also have to embrace the fact that there are values integrated in the use of mobility technology”Dr. David O. Kronlid: “If you think about the existential dimension of mobility you also have to embrace the fact that there are values integrated in the use of mobility technology”

Dr. David O. Kronlid at Uppsala University in Sweden is conducting research in environmental ethics, mobility and climate change justice. He talked about mobility at the core of climate change research and policy

January 2011
Innovative concepts of urban mobilityInnovative concepts of urban mobility

The Civitas Mimosa European project, working together with the citizens towards a new and innovative concept of urban mobility, is identifying where traffic congestion can be handled more effectively and how pollution can be reduced in the city center

December 2010
How are we reducing greenhouse gas emissions from urban mobility?How are we reducing greenhouse gas emissions from urban mobility?

Forty percent of all road transport CO2 emissions come from urban mobility, according to the European Commission. Many projects aim to reduce greenhouse emissions while simultaneously improving mobility

December 2010
Electric Parcel ServiceElectric Parcel Service

An electrically powered micro-carrier could soon revolutionize the way parcel services operate in inner cities
 

July 2010
The Connected TravellerThe Connected Traveller

Traffic in London will increase by 50 percent in the next 15 years. But now a new technology is on trial all over Europe which could help to overcome road congestions in the future

March 2010
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