Rubén M.Cenzano

Chartered Civil Engineer specialised in Transportation

Ingeniero de Caminos especialista en Transporte

do cycle lanes increase safety of cyclists?

Posted On Sunday, 19 October 2014

Do cycle lanes increase safety of cyclists? Other factors have a far greater impact on cyclist safety than presence or absence of cycle lane; road width, parking, opposing vehicle flow and speed were critical influences on decreased passing widths according to a new analysis lead by Kathryn Stewart (Edinburgh Napier University) et al; http://dx.doi.org/10.3846/16484142.2014.953205

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NZ's Transport Agency to install weigh-in-motion sites

Posted On Monday, 13 October 2014

NZ's Transport Agency to install seven weigh-in-motion sites throughout New Zealand to identify freight operators who are in breach of their permit. It is expected an annual recovery of $3 million in unpaid Road User Charges: http://www.nzta.govt.nz/about/media/releases/3689/news.html

correlation of noise and deaths caused by diabetes



[EN] Spanish research correlates noise and deaths caused by diabetes.
[EN/payment required] http://www.springer.com/medicine/internal/journal/592

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[ES] Estudio español revela la correlación entre ruido y muerte por diabetes.
[ES] http://www.elmundo.es/salud/2014/08/20/53d77697268e3e76238b4575.html

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if bicycles took up as much space as cars...

Posted On Saturday, 11 October 2014

Cycling: solving space-related congestion problems.

Great Latvian initiative to celebrate the International No Car Day (22 Sep): http://www.citylab.com/commute/2014/10/if-bicycles-took-up-as-much-space-as-cars/381300/

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EU's cross-border enforcement of traffic offences

New agreement by EU transport ministers to back a change to rules on cross-border enforcement of traffic offences. The European Court of Justice has said the current law could remain in effect until May 2015 while new legislation is agreed: https://www.tispol.org/news/articles/tispol-welcomes-eu-member-state-backing-cross-border-road-safety-enforcement

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IV Congreso Ibero-Americano de Seguridad Vial

Tras la finalización del IV Congreso Ibero-Americano de Seguridad Vial y con ánimo de enfatizar la meta de reducción de víctimas de accidentes en un 50% en 2020, se ha definido la "Declaración de Cancún": http://www.institutoivia.org/IVCISEV/

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"A Vision for Transport Planning" to 2035 (CILT )

Posted On Saturday, 4 October 2014


"A Vision for Transport Planning" to 2035 has been published by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the Transport Planning Society (UK).

The report provides a view of the central and local government structures and policies that could be needed, the skills the transport planning profession must equip itself with and the support it requires.





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NSW's Government (Australia) to remove 10 speed cameras

Posted On Friday, 3 October 2014


NSW's Government (Australia) is keeping to a statement that it made while in opposition, and removing any speed cameras that did not add a proven safety benefit; 10 so far.

http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/ten-more-speed-cameras-be-ripped-out

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UN's new four commitments to sustainable transport

Posted On Thursday, 2 October 2014

New four commitments to sustainable transport mobilized at UN Climate Summit:
  1. Car: increase the market share of electric vehicles in cities to least 30%, of all new vehicles (incl. cars and motorized 2-3 wheelers) sold on annual basis by 2030.
  2. Rail: promote the use of rail for freight and transport as a low-carbon sustainable means of transport to reduce 75 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions from rail transport by 2050.
  3. Bus: Double the market share of public transport use around the world by 2025.
  4. Aviation: Supporting the development of sustainable alternative fuels for aviation and continuing the deployment of new technology aircraft and operational improvements.
http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/2014/09/commitment-sustainable-transport-mobilized-un-climate-summit/

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