Traffic speed is a key variable in transport policy. Speed plays a dominant role in a string of transport indicators such as mobility demand, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, air pollution, noise, safety and congestion. This short paper takes reducing CO2 emissions as a primary angle.
This letter to European Environment Ministers was sent as input to the discussion on Sustainable Mobility scheduled for the Council meeting on 14th October 2004. It was sent jointly by T&E and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB).
Subtitle: 'An alternative to the European Commission's proposal.' Responding to concerns from all sides about the content of the European Commission's revision to the Eurovignette Directive, T&E commissioned leading economist Dr Per Kågeson to write this alternative, together with a full explanation of the reasons for the proposed changes.