On 3 February 2021, the European Commission adopted its EU Cancer Plan; a political commitment to turn the tide against cancer and another stepping stone towards a strong European Health Union and a more secure, better-prepared and more resilient EU.Language English
A law adopted at the beginning of 2021 has introduced a requirement that ensures that all new train services in France will provide dedicated space for at least eight bicycles.Language English
January 2021 saw the launch of a new autonomous public transport service in Gothenburg. It concerns a trial involving autonomous electric shuttles, which carry eight passengers along a 1.8km route in the Swedish city.
The service, which is integrated in the public transport network, will serve the Lindholmen Industrial and Science park – a 4km squared former shipyard that now features offices, residential and university buildings and parking lots. The service will operate during office hours from Monday to Friday during a four-and-a-half-month period.Language English
Searching for ways to improve urban mobility by reducing congestion, CO2 emissions and the number of accidents is a common challenge to all major cities in Europe.
The recent emergence of the concept of 'Smart Cities' is thought to address these challenges. One of the key areas in the development of Smart Cities is transportation, where cities can implement various systems and services for better mobility for their residents.Language English
The City Government of the Finnish capital Helsinki has approved a decision to extend the city's bike sharing service. The bike service will be expanded with 105 new stations and 1,050 new bicycles, significantly increasing the availability of bicycles and the coverage of the network. The improvement of the city bike service is part of the city's Bicycle Action Plan, which was adopted in December 2020.Language English