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Glasgow trials car free zones outside of schools

Glasgow trials car free zones outside of schools

Schools chosen for the pilot have a history of complaints and concerns from parent councils, community council and elected members about pupil safety on the school run.

NLC encourages US cities to explore congestion charging

NLC encourages US cities to explore congestion charging

National League of Cities wants to show local leaders how such charging systems could sustainably improve conditions on and around America’s roads.

Landmark decision in Paris air pollution case

Landmark decision in Paris air pollution case

The French state has taken insufficient steps to limit air pollution around Paris, a court has found in a landmark case brought by a mother and daughter.

New York City extends for-hire-vehicle licence cap

New York City extends for-hire-vehicle licence cap

The city is also restricting how long vehicles can cruise empty without passengers in a bid to reduce congestion as well as increase the earning potential for drivers.

Melbourne chosen as next pilot city for Uber Air

Melbourne chosen as next pilot city for Uber Air

It will join Dallas and Los Angeles with test flights due to begin in 2020 with a view to commercial operations commencing in 2023.

Brits demand smart city measures to create safer roads

Brits demand smart city measures to create safer roads

More than half believe technology should be put in place to protect vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians, according to research.

Fulfilling the promise of intelligent transportation services

Fulfilling the promise of intelligent transportation services

This was the theme of the 13th ITC European Congress, which brought together mayors, city officials and industry leaders to discuss the challenges ahead for smart mobility.

Mumbai named most congested city in the world

Mumbai named most congested city in the world

Drivers in India’s most populous city expect to spend an average of 65 per cent extra time stuck in traffic, according to the latest TomTom Traffic Index.

Inrix uses AI to tackle congestion and difficult traffic conditions

Inrix uses AI to tackle congestion and difficult traffic conditions

AI Traffic will use deep learning to provide instantaneous updates to traffic conditions and aims to provide drivers with far more accurate arrival times.

Smart city traffic tech revenue set to more than double

Smart city traffic tech revenue set to more than double

Research by Juniper finds that revenues will reach $4.4bn by 2023 and the leading traffic technology cities are Barcelona and San Francisco.
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