Rubén M.Cenzano

Chartered Civil Engineer specialised in Transportation

Ingeniero de Caminos especialista en Transporte

Belgium: road charging for HGVs

Posted On Sunday, 31 May 2015


Belgium to implement road charging for trucks from April 2016.

The rate of road pricing would vary depending on the maximum permissible weight (MPW) of the trucks, their Euro emission class and type of the road being used.

http://www.viapass.be/en/about-viapass/

Auckland's (NZ) transport levy


Auckland Council’s Budget Committee has agreed to introduce an interim transport levy so that work can begin on fixing Auckland’s transport problems.

The interim levy is in response to the majority of Aucklanders opting to pay more for the Auckland Transport Network Plan during public consultation and in an independent survey earlier this year.

To fill the $12 billion funding gap for the full Auckland Plan network, Auckland also opted for a motorway user charge.

New investments to include:
  • increases in walking and cycling funding across Auckland of $124 million
  • $43 million for North-western busway and an additional 45km of bus lanes
  • park and ride extensions at Silverdale, Pukekohe and Papakura
  • delivering arterial and local road networks
  • public transport safety improvements for rail crossings.

http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/newseventsculture/OurAuckland/News/Pages/aucklandcouncilagreesoninterimlevytofixtransport.aspx

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non-disabled parking

Posted On Friday, 29 May 2015


Russian initiative to help preventing non-disabled drivers parking on disabled spaces.

principles of sustainable urban transport

Posted On Wednesday, 13 May 2015

[EN-ES] Based on the approach “avoid-shift-improve”, the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) urban mobility team designed an infographic to follow the 10 principles of sustainable urban transport.
http://www.sutp.org/further-downloads/category/125-english-factsheets?download=727:factsheet-10-principles-of-sustainable-urban-transport



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Basándose en el enfoque "evitar-cambiar-mejorar", el equipo de movilidad urbana de GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) ha diseñado una infografía con 10 principios para el transporte urbano sostenible.
http://www.sutp.org/further-downloads/category/126-factsheets-in-espanol-hoja-de-datos?download=726:10-principles-of-sustainable-urban-transport

Irish benefits from mobile safety cameras

In 2011 the Republic of Ireland introduced mobile safety cameras on dangerous roads which have, according to the country’s first cost-benefit analysis of the technology, saved an average of 23 lives a year.

A study by the Department of Economics at Trinity College, Dublin, carried out for the Irish Department of Transport, has also found that benefits outweighed costs by more than five to one.

From the first year of operation, the monetary value of the benefits delivered far exceeded their costs. The benefits were mostly societal, with almost 92% being delivered in the form of reduced accident levels.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx90QGoqA_s_WWFZU2hNLXJ2V2M&authuser=0
(original link: http://rsa.ie/Documents/Road%20Safety/Crash%20Stats/Safety%20Cameras%20in%20Ireland.pdf)

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