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Keeping Europe's cities on the move

EU-funded research to ensure urban mobility - (44 pages)

Urban mobility is a major priority for the EU, and since 1998, the EU has invested over EUR 300 million in urban transport research. This brochure offers a snapshot of European urban transport research, and explains how the results of EU-funded projects are already helping to improve passenger and freight flows in cities. The projects profiled cover all aspects of urban mobility, including urban infrastructure, demand side measures, new forms of organisation of urban mobility (public transport, car-sharing, car-pooling, demand-responsive transport), urban mobility services (with the support of information and communication technologies), urban mobility systems (innovative and clean urban vehicles, accessibility of vulnerable users, quiet cities) and city logistics. In addition, actions to promote and disseminate urban transport research and international cooperation are highlighted. Many of the projects featured are still in their early stages, so this brochure gives an exciting insight of the state of the art of urban transport research, and provides a glimpse of the urban transport technologies and systems we can expect to see in our cities in the near future.