Budapest today won the 2008 European Mobility Week Award. The Hungarian capital was judged by an independent panel of experts to have done the most to raise public awareness of air pollution from traffic and promote cleaner alternatives during European Mobility Week.
Stockholm and Hamburg were today named as the first winners of the new European Green Capital award. The Swedish capital will be the European Green Capital in 2010 followed by Hamburg in 2011.
The Commission has published plans that it hopes will lead to international rail corridors that will provide 'an efficient, high-quality freight transport infrastructure to make rail more attractive for long-distance freight operators'.
The EU transport commissioner Antonio Tajani says he wants to revive an EU initiative on urban mobility before the Commission's term of office ends in June.
The ninth international 'Velo-City' cycling conference will take place in May in Brussels. It takes as its theme 'Re-cycling cities' and will concentrate on efforts to promote the bicycle as a valuable urban means of transport.
The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Transport and Environment (T&E) have welcomed today's vote in the European Parliament on 'EURO VI' air pollution limits for new lorries and buses sold in Europe from 2012-13.
MEPs have approved a compromise deal that brings closer a new directive making it obligatory for local authorities to seek cleaner vehicles for public transport contracts.
One of Europe’s leading cycling organisations, the Fietsberaad in the Netherlands, has launched an English-language website aimed at being a worldwide site for cycling knowledge and expertise.
The European Court of Justice has confirmed a decision made earlier this year that urban road building schemes are covered by EU environmental impact assessment rules and cannot be exempted by splitting them into several smaller projects.
The Commission should give at least 40% of transport infrastructure funding to rail projects in order to boost railfreight, says the European Parliament’s transport committee.