Sales of electric and hybrid cars rose above half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by generous subsidies that extended the country’s lead in shifting from fossil-fuel engines, data showed on Wednesday.
Johan Herrlin, CEO of Ito World, predicts how 2018 will further innovate public transportation…
Just like the 2010-2018 EU Youth Strategy, #YouthWiki covers the eight main fields of action: education and training, employment and entrepreneurship, health and well-being, participation, voluntary activities, social inclusion, youth and the world, and creativity and culture.
The traineeship programme is designed for young university graduates, but also for adults who have recently obtained a university diploma and are at the beginning of a new professional career.
The survey ‘Perfil do Ciclista’ (Cyclist profile) conducted in 2015 was the first Brazilian study about the profile of urban cyclists. 5012 cyclists were interviewed in ten Brazilian cities, including São Paulo, Salvador, Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro. All cyclists selected ride a bike as a transport mode at least once per week. An updating of the survey is currently under development and the results will be published in March 2018.
Cycle highway F1 is an example of utilising the potential of rail corridor for high-quality cycling route. Following the railroad line between Antwerp and Mechelen, F1 offers a direct and attractive connection between municipalities along the line.
Road safety is a major concern in every city around the world and this is why it will be a central theme of the next Velo-city 2018, Rio.
The sometimes difficult co-existence of vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians requires shared responses and in-depth analysis. In particular, with regard to bicycles, it is necessary to invest in cycling infrastructures separated from motor traffic and adopt lower speed limits (30km/h zones). In the recent years the city of Rio de Janeiro is taking several initiatives in order to improve cycling safety, including the implementation of 30 km/h zones based on the European model.
There's a saying among medical (especially orthopedic) professionals that even when you can't walk or hobble, you can still ride a bike. You can do it if you have bad knees. You can do it if you have bad hips. You can do it if you can't run more than five feet. Nearly anyone of any fitness level can pedal a bike for five or more miles. Cycling has been found to prevent weight gain (and boost fat loss), fight depression, and help stave off a host of health problems, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Energy efficiency is key to ensuring a safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy system for the future. It is the one energy resource that every country possesses in abundance and is the quickest and least costly way of addressing energy security, environmental and economic challenges.
While energy efficiency policies are becoming a key part of the global energy market, there remains vast untapped potential and the IEA is working with countries all over the world to implement efficiency measures.
Source: Energy Efficiency 2017