Two-thirds of European city dwellers would consider swapping second car for ride-hailing app, claims poll

Two-thirds of European city dwellers would consider swapping second car for ride-hailing app, claims poll

Lee Baker

Two-thirds of Europeans owning two or more cars would consider getting rid of one if they could get around easily using ride-hailing apps and public transport, a survey conducted for Uber suggests. A poll of 10,000 people in 10 European cities by ORB International indicates that car ownership in European capitals... continue

13 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Biofuels becoming more popular

Good progress is being made in implementing clean transport innovations in Europe, including a significant increase in the deployment of biofuels for road transport, says a new report from the European Commission funded Transport Research Innovation Portal (TRIP). The report - Research Theme... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Clarke leaves Parkmobile Group

Clarke leaves Parkmobile Group

Harry Clarke has stepped down from his role of chief commercial officer (CCO) at Parkmobile Group Europe. It is 20... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
Europe’s best new build and refurbished car parks revealed

Europe’s best new build and refurbished car parks revealed

An underground car park that uses a spiral ramp approach to create structure with a minimal number columns has been named the Best New Car Park in Europe.  The Park Primo Maggio, in the Italian town of Udine was among the... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News

Alstom and Siemens merge rail business

France’s Alstom and Germany’s Siemens are merging their rail businesses. Siemens Alstom, will be led by Alstom chief executive Henri Poupart-Lafarge.... continue

29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
25 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
SEDRIC concept car will drive VW's journey to becoming mobility services provider

SEDRIC concept car will drive VW's journey to becoming mobility services provider

Mark Moran

Volkswagen has signalled its ambition to move from vehicle manufacturer to an... continue

20 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Nissan LEAF gets extended range and autonomous driving systems

Nissan LEAF gets extended range and autonomous driving systems

Mark Moran

The new version of Nissan’s LEAF mass-market electric... continue

19 Sep 2017Parking Review News
Car industry banks on scrappage schemes to boost sales

Car industry banks on scrappage schemes to boost sales

Patrick McDonnell

A number of car-makers have launched... continue

18 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Mark Moran

Mark Moran

Around the world in a bay

The first parking bays started changing on the streets of Germany as dawn broke on Friday 15 September. Spaces normally used by...

16 Sep 2017Parking Review Opinion
Air pollution in Barcelona rises by 48% on public transport strike days, study reveals

Air pollution in Barcelona rises by 48% on public transport strike days, study reveals

Patrick McDonnell

Air quality in the Spanish city of Barcelona deteriorates by as much as 48% during... continue

14 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

European truck driver facilities need to be improved, says FTA

Mark Moran

A lack of adequate parking and rest areas across the European road network is forcing drivers to take rest breaks in their cabs, without appropriate facilities being available, says the body representing the UK freight sector. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called on policy makers... continue

14 Sep 2017Parking Review News
13 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
UK road safety coalition calls on mobile industry to help cut driver distraction caused by phones

UK road safety coalition calls on mobile industry to help cut driver distraction caused by phones

Mark Moran

Technology to automatically prevent distracting alerts while driving, the coalition warns, is... continue

11 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Smarter Travel LIVE! 2017! Be where local authorities, practitioners and innovators engage

Smarter Travel LIVE! 2017! Be where local authorities, practitioners and innovators engage

With less than six weeks to go before Smarter Travel LIVE! on 19 and 20 October, this year’s Smarter Travel LIVE! event is bringing together the widest ever range of key players to spark dialogue and debate. The convergence of digital technology with the travel and transport sector is catalysing the most radical and sophisticated possibilities in... continue

8 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Intelligent Mobility accelerator programme seeks UK start-ups

Intelligent Mobility accelerator programme seeks UK start-ups

Mark Moran

Start-up businesses with innovative solutions to transport... continue

7 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Cycling & Walking Innovations Summit 2017: keeping active modes at the heart of intelligent mobility

Cycling & Walking Innovations Summit 2017: keeping active modes at the heart of intelligent mobility

Juliana O'Rourke

The Department for Transport and Landor LINKS announce new Cycling & Walking Innovations event... continue

5 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Scandinavia ‘proves franchising works’

Scandinavian city-regions have better public transport systems than comparable UK city regions outside London, partly because their services are franchised, according to a report for the Urban Transport Group (UTG). The UTG commissioned researchers to review the franchising systems of Sweden,... continue

1 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
1 Sep 2017Local Transport Today Features
The Hague gets a bright new gateway

The Hague gets a bright new gateway

A new car park has been built in the heart of The Hague, capital of the Netherlands. The Museumkwartier car park has been built between the... continue

31 Aug 2017Parking Review News
Old electric car batteries get a second life as roadside charging stations

Old electric car batteries get a second life as roadside charging stations

Mark Moran

E-STOR and Renault create quick-charge stops for locations with poor grid... continue

29 Aug 2017Parking Review News

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