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The UK’s level of daily cycling is falling further behind neighbouring countries, according to new data from the European Union. The UK is near... continue
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The European Commission this week commenced legal proceedings against the UK for its failure to bring down nitrogen dioxide levels to within EU limit... continue
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The DFt has contested London mayor Boris Johnson’s claim that ministers are trying to block  new European laws to make the design of lorry... continue
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The European Commission has proposed a binding target to cut EU greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, relative to 1990 levels. The Commission says... continue
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The Government has applied to the European Commission for permission to introduce fuel duty discounts of up to 5p per litre in 17 of the most rural... continue
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The Airports Commission has overlooked EU air quality limit values in its decision to include two options to expand Heathrow in its shortlist,... continue
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The European Commission is pinning its hopes on a major reduction of emissions from new diesel cars as a way of ensuring member states achieve limit... continue
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Andrew Forster
The European Commission has refused to relax its air quality legislation despite many parts of the Europe facing infringement proceedings for failing... continue
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Interesting comments about the transport profession’s level of engagement with air quality concerns are reported in the Department for... continue
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The European Commission  this week promised non-binding guidance on urban access regulation schemes, such as road charging and low emission... continue
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Andrew Forster
A European standard for  road signs is to be proposed next year by two road safety bodies.  EuroRAP (the European Road Assessment... continue
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European leaders have rejected European Commission proposals for mandatory targets on the number of electric vehicle charge points and other type of... continue
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Network Rail is to be reclassified as a central government body from September 2014, with its £30bn debt appearing on the Government’s... continue
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Plans to make lorry designs safer and more aerodynamic risk  becoming bogged down in the EU, the Freight Transport Association has warned. A... continue
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No one would doubt that urban transport and its quality are major factors in national economic and social development. Cities are often the engines... continue
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Duncan Laxen & Stephen Moorcroft, Air Quality Consultants Ltd
The recognition of transport as a major source of air pollution grew steadily during the 1970s and 80s but the real changes started around 20 years... continue
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The European Commission is commissioning research into the threat posed by cyber attacks to road and rail systems. The work will lead to guidelines... continue
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Communities secretary Eric Pickles has criticised the EU’s INTERREG programme, which funds interregional European projects, including some in... continue
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The European Commission wants to help the Chinese deliver ‘sustainable’ urban transport policies. The Commission is to appoint a... continue
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The London Borough of Haringey is a partner in a proposed European project to reward ‘positive’ travel behaviours. The Positive Drive... continue
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