Tag Archive for 'road transport strategy'

The Kings’s Fund supports active travel for improved public health

December 12th, 2013 by The King's Fund

The King’s Fund, an independent charity working to improve health and health care in England, has produced the report ‘Improving the Public’s Health‘, which states that investing in the right public health interventions provides an excellent return on investment for local government as well as improving the health and well-being of local communities. The report […]

Car parking reform made easy

June 25th, 2013 by Island Press

As urban centres grow in population and diversify transport options, the problems related to excessive, artificially cheap parking have come into focus. For example, today, there are almost three and a half parking spaces for every car in the USA. Urban planners need to manage the quality and quantity of parking in a more intelligent […]

People in India who walk or cycle to work less likely to have high blood pressure, be overweight or diabetic

June 14th, 2013 by Imperial College London

People in India who walk or cycle to work are less likely to be overweight or obese, have diabetes or high blood pressure, a study published by PLOS Medicine has found. The research suggests that encouraging more people to use physically active modes of transport could reduce rates of important risk factors for many chronic […]

Car use taxes society

December 18th, 2012 by European Cyclists Federation

On average, every car in Europe produces external costs of the equivalent of €1,600 per year in noise, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and accidents not covered by liability insurance. This figure comes from a study published in the paper “The true costs of automobility: External costs of cars” that was produced and presented to […]

Exposure to traffic pollution during infancy impairs lung function in children up to eight years of age

December 7th, 2012 by American Thoracic Society

Exposure to ambient air pollution from traffic during infancy is associated with lung function deficits in children up to eight years of age, particularly among children sensitized to common allergens, according to a study published in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. “Earlier studies have shown that children are highly susceptible to the adverse […]

Share Guernsey car journeys with liftshare and save money and fuel

October 1st, 2012 by Liftshare

The liftshare.com website works for Guernsey car journeys.  The service is free for individual users. Corporate clients can join the service for a fee to encourage their employees to share car journeys. Fill in a form on the liftshare website or register with a Facebook account. The liftshare service will become increasingly useful to Guernsey […]

European air pollution reducing life expectancy by up to 2 years

September 25th, 2012 by European Environment Agency

Almost a third of Europe’s city dwellers are exposed to excessive concentrations of airborne particulate matter (PM), which is one of the most important pollutants in terms of harm to human health as it penetrates sensitive parts of the respiratory system. The EU has made progress over the past decades to reduce the air pollutants […]

IEA produces roadmap to improve vehicle fuel efficiency by 50 percent

September 20th, 2012 by International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency (IEA) shows how the right policies and technologies could improve the fuel efficiency of road vehicles by 50% by the middle of the century, saving as much as 80% of current annual global oil consumption. The transport sector currently accounts for a 20% of global final energy consumption, and increased demand […]

Boosted Boards developing electric motor powered skateboard

September 18th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Boosted Boards is developing an electric skateboard, dubbed the ‘world’s lightest electric vehicle’, with wireless control and regenerative braking. The Boosted Board weighs about 12 pounds. The developers claim their electric skateboard can carry a passenger up a hill with a 15% gradient. The Boosted Board’s electric motors can carry a passenger 6 miles and […]

Hyundai showcases hydrogen fuel cell electric car in London

August 18th, 2012 by Hyundai Motor UK

Hyundai showcased its latest-generation hydrogen fuel-cell technology at the ‘Investing in Future Transport’ conference held at London’s City Hall on 16 August 2012. In front of an audience of policy makers, investors and industry representatives, Dr. Sae Hoon Kim, Hyundai’s Principal Fuel Cell Research Engineer, explained the company’s strategy for sustainable future mobility, and presented […]