Europe

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An analysis of retail data suggests that vehicle restrictions in the city center led to more sales and less emissions.
Forbes
March 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
Auto analyst John Voelcker discusses the electric vehicle market in the U.S. on NPR. Ominous clouds belie the excellent sales figures for last year, and policies pushed by Trump only ensure that motor vehicles will continue to gulp more gasoline.
NPR
March 5, 2019, 7am PST
Car manufacturers are expected to strongly opposed regulations that would require speed limiting technology in all new cars.
Forbes
March 4, 2019, 5am PST
A new Transit Master Plan will spend approximately €2 billion a year on tram, rail, and bus improvements.
CityLab
February 6, 2019, 12pm PST
All of the country’s buses, trains, and trams will be free starting next year in a move to help residents struggling with the cost of living.
BBC
February 1, 2019, 6am PST
A quarter of German long-distance trains ran behind schedule, and they're not likely to improve soon.
The Economist
January 30, 2019, 11am PST
Iceland is thinking ahead when it comes to revenue losses resulting from its newly adopted "Climate Strategy" that calls for ending petrol-powered, fuel tax-paying motor vehicles by 2030. Widespread electronic road tolls are being considered.
Iceland Review
January 28, 2019, 11am PST
A German rail commuter recorded each day’s travel by knitting a scarf.
The New York Times
January 28, 2019, 6am PST
"Parking spots are now bike lanes, transit is fast and easy, and the streets (and local businesses) are full of people."
Fast Company
January 22, 2019, 12pm PST
Companies are marketing battery-electric buses as the transit vehicles of the future, but there is still much room for improvement.
CityLab
January 18, 2019, 12pm PST
Rather than simply being punitive, the Dutch rail carrier is trying to find cost effective ways to collect fares and make riders feel welcome.
CityLab
January 16, 2019, 5am PST
U.S. sales of plug-in electric vehicles, including those with internal combustion engines, increased by 81 percent in 2018 over 2017. But if you remove the best-selling Tesla Model 3 from the mix, the increase drops to 11 percent.
Greentech Media
January 15, 2019, 2pm PST
Putting a price on carbon emissions is widely viewed as an effective tool to reduce emissions. It can also be applied to help those who stand to lose the most from climate change, thus enabling a socially just transition to a low carbon economy.
World Resources Institute
January 11, 2019, 6am PST
The history of the earth since 1700 has been a history of human land use.
CityLab
January 3, 2019, 5am PST
The widespread Yellow Vests protests, which initially involved hundreds of thousands of protestors in November, are wrongly being interpreted as a movement against carbon taxes and climate action, rather than a revolt against social inequities.
World Resources Institute
December 30, 2018, 7am PST
While Trump wants to end the EV credit program, in part to punish GM for closing unprofitable car manufacturing plants, Norway is scaling back the generous perks that have enabled EV sales to comprise almost half on new auto sales.
CityLab
December 28, 2018, 1pm PST
Paris has made some incredibly ambitious and highly controversial policy changes to improve the city's air quality. In the meantime, there's a new app from Valeo to determine the state of the air quality in the city.
CleanTechnica
December 25, 2018, 1pm PST
New measures will greatly reduce vehicle traffic in the city center as Oslo moves to put pedestrians, cyclists, and air quality before cars.
The New York Times
December 21, 2018, 7am PST
Many streets and cities are designed for vehicles instead of for pedestrians. But policies and programs in cities around the world, and even in the United States, might be signaling a shift in priorities.
The New York Times
December 20, 2018, 9am PST
The Guardian's list of architecture's best in 2018.
The Guardian