Posts Tagged ‘Transport’

Dense suburban New Towns – solution for high-growth urban areas?

Picture 1. Tin Shui Wai new town in 2005 Source: Hong Kong is the ’dream’ of urban planners: the city has been consistently developed in the last decades according to the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) principles, creating strong link between urban density and efficient public transport. What are the pros and cons of such [...]

By Ivan Tosics, on December 17th, 2015 at 14:56

Traffic: Blocking Our Roads, But More Importantly- Blocking Our Airways

In a statement to the Observer newspaper (23 March, 2014) Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment  , said that “poor air quality is the top environmental cause of premature deaths in the EU, causing more than 100,000 premature deaths annually and representing more than €300 billion per year in extra health costs”

By Philipp Stein, on April 4th, 2014 at 12:16

Austria Bikes to Work: What About You?

‘Ich Radel Zur Arbeit’ , or ‘I am riding my bike to work’ in English was the keyword of a successful campaign led by the City of Weiz to increase the use of soft transportation means and at the same time the health of its population. This experience is one of those exchanged in the [...]

By Segolene Pruvot, on March 4th, 2013 at 18:43

Good transport planning can improve public health

The internet information platform Eltis published a case study with the title: Encouraging Active Travel to Hospitals, London, UK. Indeed, the National Health Service (NHS) authority in the Tower Hamlets Borough of London has implemented a travel plan as part of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, to encourage the use of more active travel to hospitals in [...]

By URBACT, on April 16th, 2012 at 13:51

Discussion on EU Transport White Paper

Within the framework of the “Commentvisions” Sustainable Mobility theme (March) a debate was organised in the European Parliament (29th March, 2011) on the “EU white paper: a blueprint for smarter and greener transport”. Emphasising the fundamental tenet of the internal market – free transfer of people and goods – the importance of transport for economic [...]

By URBACT, on March 31st, 2011 at 15:41