Have you been following the UITP bus as we hit the road in July? Destination – the International Bus Conference.
If not, there’s still plenty of time to jump on board!
Today, our “Story of the Bus” continues as the global bus sector gets one stop closer to disembarking in Brussels on October 21st.
We first hit the road in July when our UITP Bus left the station with our official 100 Day Countdown to the world’s largest event dedicated to the bus (Brussels, 21-23 October 2019) and so far we’ve pulled up at the side to introduce our Global Bus Survey Statistics Brief, BRT Report and our latest Knowledge Brief on the Innovative Trolleybus.
Now we’re jumping aboard the e-bus with the release of our latest Policy Brief on “The Impact of Electric Buses on Urban Life”.
Electric buses are one of the most topical talking points in the bus sector – and with our Bus Transport Unit Leader Arno Kerkhof recently describing the industry as having been ‘resurrected’ due to technological advancements, this is the perfect time to discuss their impact on our urban mobility and city living.
Our Policy Brief will detail the benefits electric buses can bring to cities, and to help better understand their various infrastructural impacts on urban spaces and space needs.
In order to meet their transport emissions reduction targets, many cities around the world are setting up specific strategies by considering electric mobility, and more specifically electric buses, for their public transport networks.
Deploying electric buses is not the only solution to help solve the problem of air quality in urban spaces. To help cities achieve their goals to become healthier places to live in, electric buses have to be part of a zero emission mobility strategy including investments in an efficient public transport network, walking and cycling infrastructures and traffic calming measures.
This autumn UITP will unveil our brand new Climate Action plan to remind decision makers that action is required to fight climate change – and public transport is a major solution to lowering emissions.
By making strategic infrastructure and development choices, our cities can not only make better use of urban space, but improve air quality and make our cities healthier places to live.
UITP’s newest Policy Brief studies and explains what the advancement of electric buses can contribute to increasing urban quality of life.
These developments and more will be discussed alongside many other innovative topics when the sector gathers for the International Bus Conference this autumn (Brussels, 21-23 October 2019).
Stay connected to our newsroom as we take you all the way there with
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