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Are trucks taking their toll? The environmental, safety and congestion impacts of lorries in the EU

To inform its position on the upcoming Eurovignette debate in the European Parliament and Council, T&E asked CE Delft to assess the contribution of heavy goods vehicles (HGV) in the EU-27 to emissions of CO2 and air pollutants, noise, traffic accidents and congestion.

Published on January 12, 2009 - 09:34

Reducing traffic noise will save lives – so why don’t we do it?

Editorial by Nina Renshaw

There's something strange about the subject of road traffic noise. While progress on other issues that concern the environmental movement such as exhaust emissions, road user charging, cleaner technology has been painfully slow at times, at least there has been some progress. Yet road noise seems like a blind spot in the mirror of those driving Europe’s transport policy.

Published on November 12, 2008 - 16:47