As Rotterdam continues to grow, public space is coming under increasing pressure, creating both an opportunity and a sense of urgency to translate the ambition of a walkable neighbourhood network. Challenging traditional car-focused mobility, repurposing existing infrastructure and integrating walking with cycling and public transport is helping translate the vision into citywide gains.
Designing integrated urban mobility plans with the ultimate goals of fostering the shift towards cleaner and more sustainable transport modes, making our streets safer while adopting a user-centric approach, requires a high level of cooperation, coordination and consultation between the different levels of government and relevant authorities.
Update: the public version of the Decision, the Opinion of the Advisory Committee and the Final report of the Hearing Officer have been made available.
The European Commission has prohibited Siemens’ proposed acquisition of Alstom under the EU Merger Regulation. The merger would have harmed competition in markets for railway signalling systems and very high-speed trains. The parties did not offer remedies sufficient to address these concerns.
A summary of the discussion on the Finnish Presidency priorities is now available.
The plan is vital for efforts to transition towards clean, inclusive and safe transport in the Portuguese region.
‘Investing in European networks. The Connecting Europe Facility – Five years in supporting European infrastructure’ presents the key features of the programme, its achievements over the past 5 years and gives a brief outlook on the challenges up to 2020.
EURACTIV invites you to this high-level workshop to discuss the strategic regional importance of the East-West Corridor and its future potential. Questions will include:
– How can the corridor help foster good relations, peace and stability in the Caucasus and Central Asia and solve cross-border political issues?
– How will the corridor encourage further economic progress in the region?
– What new investments in energy infrastructure projects can the corridor support?
– Which countries are geopolitically important as regional hubs of the corridor?
– What potential exists for the establishment of new ports and other transport hubs as the corridor develops over time?
Freight road transport is a key element in the logistics chain from producer to final consumer, allowing products to reach the furthest corners of the European Union and beyond.