How Does Car Parking Availability and Public Transport Accessibility Influence Work-Related Travel Behaviors?

A Sustainable Transport Week focus article. [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Hannah M. Badland , Nick Garrett  and Grant M. Schofield of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Auckland University of Technology, have published a recent paper titled „How Does Car Parking Availability and Public Transport Accessibility Influence Work-Related Travel Behaviors?“  This study investigated the relationships between car … Continue reading

Does Biodiesel from Jatropha Curcas Represent a Sustainable Alternative Energy Source?

A Sustainable Transport Week focus article. [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] A recent paper by Isidro Ovando-Medina (Centro de Biociencias, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, Mexico), Francisco Espinosa-García (Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) , Juan Núñez-Farfán (Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and Miguel Salvador-Figueroa (Centro de Biociencias, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas) is … Continue reading

Resource Allocation for Sustainable Urban Transit from a Transport Diversity Perspective

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] A Sustainable Transport Week focus article. Cheng-Min Feng  and Cheng-Hsien Hsieh of the Institute of Traffic & Transportation, National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan) recently published a paper titled „Resource Allocation for Sustainable Urban Transit from a Transport Diversity Perspective.“  In this paper, they address the fact that different transport stakeholders have different needs for … Continue reading

News: Common charging systems for electric vehicles to be introduced in Europe

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D The European Standardisation Organisations bodies (CEN-CENELEC and ETSI) will develop a common charging system for electric cars, scooters and bicycles. European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani has handed today a European Commission mandate for the development of the relevant standard to the President of CEN-CENELEC David Dossett, CEN-CENELEC´s Director General  Elena Santiago Cid and … Continue reading

YOUR opinion needed: Public Consultation on Environmental Impact Assessment Directive

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Our readers are invited to voice their opinions on a public consultation on the Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive (Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, as amended) This Consultation is open to all EU citizens, stakeholders and organisations involved … Continue reading

Comparative Studies on Vehicle Related Policies for Air Pollution Reduction in Ten Asian Countries

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Keiko Hirota of the Japan Automobile Research Institute published an interesting article titled „Comparative Studies on Vehicle Related Policies for Air Pollution Reduction in Ten Asian Countries.“  Asian countries are facing major air pollution problems due to rapid economic growth, urbanization and motorization. Mortality and respiratory diseases caused by air pollution are believed to … Continue reading

Sustainable Transport Week 26 June – 3 July

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D This week we bring sustainable transport, sustainable urban mobility and sustainable logistics into the spotlight by providing reviews and information on a range of papers, articles and publications on these topics, including: Some Sustainability Aspects of Energy Conversion in Urban Electric Trains News: Electrical vehicles in europe: car safety and type-approvals Promotion of … Continue reading

Eurostat/EEA: energy, transport and environment indicators

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D The multi-thematic pocketbook Energy, transport and environment indicators comprises a broad set of data collected by Eurostat and the European Environment Agency. The objective of this publication is to provide an overview of the most relevant indicators on energy, transport and environment, with particular focus on sustainable development. It presents data for the European … Continue reading

A sustainable future for transport – Towards an integrated, technology-led and user-friendly system

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D The introduction to this excellent document by the European Commission reads: 1. In 2001, the Commission issued a White Paper (1) setting an agenda for the European transport policy throughout 2010. This programme was updated in the mid-term review of 2006. Approaching the end of the 10-year period, it is time to look … Continue reading

Briefing note: The future of mobility in the EU

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D This briefing note examines the current debate on the future of mobility and traffic policy in Europe. It picks up on trends and challenges such as social differentiation, demographic change and cultural aspects, and looks at their significance for mobility and traffic from a socio-ecological perspective. In a second stage, current papers on the … Continue reading

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