Entries by Ian Skinner

SUPPORTING INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ON GREENING TRANSPORT

INTEGRATING THE ENVIRONMENT INTO TRANSPORT POLICY The integration of environmental considerations into all areas of policy is important to protect the environment. Environmental problems are increasingly global, with climate change and air pollution caused by similar activities around the world. Hence, there are – at least to some extent – common solutions. In 2019, the […]

INTEGRATING THE ENVIRONMENT INTO EU TRANSPORT FUNDING

ENSURING THAT EU INVESTMENT IN TRANSPORT IS CONSISTENT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION The provision, development and maintenance of transport infrastructure – such as roads, railways, ports and airports – is important for society and the economy. However, using land for transport infrastructure inevitably means that it cannot be used for other purposes, including for nature and […]

IMPROVING THE COMPETITIVENESS OF RAIL FREIGHT IN THE EU

EVALUATING THE RAIL FREIGHT CORRIDORS REGULATION  Railways have the potential to play an important role in an integrated, multi-modal, sustainable transport system. However, to do so, they must be able to compete with other modes and rail travel across the borders between EU Member States must be straightforward. However, as national rail systems were developed […]

A SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT STRATEGY FOR EUROPE?

EVALUATING THE EU’s TRANSPORT WHITE PAPER There are many challenges to developing a coherent set of transport policies. We all need transport on a daily basis, as does business for moving the goods around that we all eventually consume. At the same time, there are physical and environmental trade-offs to be made when facilitating travel, […]

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS FOR SELF-DRIVE CARS

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS – DEVELOPING THE RIGHT POLICY FRAMEWORK There has been much discussion in the last couple of years about the potential for self-drive or autonomous vehicles, which can navigate without the need for a driver. While the widespread use of such vehicles is still a long way off, vehicles are increasingly becoming more […]

NEW CYCLING GUIDANCE FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES

NEW GUIDANCE BRINGS TOGETHER INFORMATION AND GOOD PRACTICES FROM AROUND EUROPE Cycling is one of the cleanest, healthiest and most efficient forms of transport. Recently new guidance has been published online, which brings together national and local guidelines, as well as case studies, from around Europe. The guidance was produced for the European Commission (DG […]

EVALUATION OF UK FUEL ECONOMY INFORMATION FOR CARS

ENSURING THAT CONSUMER INFORMATION ON THE FUEL ECONOMY AND CO2 EMISSIONS OF NEW CARS IS STILL RELEVANT The provision of information to consumers is useful as it helps them to make informed decisions about new cars that they are considering buying. Information on the CO2 emissions and fuel economy of new cars helps buyers to […]