In 2019, for the fourth year in a row, project EDWARD – the European Day without a Road Death will take place on 26 September, following European Mobility Week. The objective of this initiative launched by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL) and supported by the European Commission, is that no one should die on the roads of Europe on 26 September.
The EU’s neighbours are taking important steps towards safer roads. Additional knowledge sharing, safety planning and data collection reinforce this positive trend, with support from the European Commission.
The EU is promoting lessons from its positive road safety performance around the world.
The Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council will hold an extensive policy debate on the issue of transport and climate change in Brussels on 20 September. The discussion will focus on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport.
Over the past few months, we have published a number of articles highlighting how GNSS is contributing to technological advancements in various transport sectors. Mobility Week is a good opportunity to look back at these and summarise how Galileo and EGNOS are enabling the intelligent transport applications that underpin the mobility solutions of the future.
In Madrid (Spain), the future of urban freight is starting to look a little bit greener. A prototype of a 12-tonne electric cargo vehicle has been created whose design is tailored to suit the urban freight conditions in the Spanish capital.
Today sees the start of the 18th edition of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, the European Commission’s flagship campaign promoting clean and sustainable urban transport. Running from 16-22 September, almost 3,000 towns and cities from about 50 countries will join with their activities promoting safe walking and cycling with the call to action “Walk with us!”. EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK culminates each year in the well-known Car-Free Day, when streets close for traffic and open for people!