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This month, a fairly innocuous A-road in south London breached a 2017 pollution limit just five days into the year. On the same day, Madrid’s left-wing mayor pledged to ban cars from a massive six-lane highway through the heart of the Spanish capital. If Manuela Carmena gets her way, Gran Vía, one of Madrid’s busiest roads but also a major shopping hub like Oxford Street, will be almost completely pedestrianised by 2019.
Her plans are part of a bold green vision that includes banning cars from the city centre, and even stretches to installing gardens on top of buses and bus shelters. They also represent the latest skirmish between the city and the private vehicle in the battle to make major metropolises somewhere it’s actually safe to live.
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A new report published by the UITP reveals an increasing number of cities in Europe and around the world are turning to electric buses to help reduce their public transport carbon footprint.
The ZeEUS eBus Report – part of the Zero Emission Urban Bus System project – has found 19 public transport operators and authorities, covering around 25 European cities, have published an e-bus strategy for 2020. According to the UITP, by this date, there should be more than 2,500 electric buses operating in these cities, representing 6 percent of their total fleet of 40,000.