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Transport policies, trends and routines

Our transport systems and habits are undergoing rapid change, reflected in trends in teleworking, vehicle co-ownership, new forms of public transport and new concepts for bundled inner-city goods delivery. The emergence of E-bikes and intelligent transport systems are also likely to have a major impact on the how we travel and distribute our good, and on the resultant environmental footprint.

CE Delft is well-versed in all these trends and how they are impacted by government policy. We have carried out numerous trending studies on traffic volumes and modal split in both the freight and passenger sector, building on our extensive knowledge – European, national and local – of ecological impacts, congestion, access, road safety, local economies and local environmental quality.
We have also conducted studies on the use of ICT for travel information, ticket payment services and traffic management. Another field in which CE Delft has considerable expertise is the influence of road-speed policies (adjustment of speed limits, use of speed limiters, adaptive systems ) on vehicle emissions, road safety, travel routines and other issues.

We have a wealth of knowhow on the multiple interlinkages  between traffic policies, infrastructure, spatial planning trends, traffic volumes, modal splits and environmental footprints. We calculate the impact of policy measures on things like government revenue and expenditure, air quality, noise, climate, road safety, accessibility, and local environmental quality, always giving due consideration to long-term effects and the frequent tensions between disparate policy objectives.

Main areas of focus

  • Knowhow on mobility trends, their diverse impacts, and interlinkages with government policy and other explanatory factors.
  • Trends in traffic volumes and modal splits, and policy options for steering them (both push and pull, at various scale levels).
  • Speed policies and smart transport systems.
  • Urban mobility and traffic policy, including parking policy, environmental zoning, cycling and public transport policies, and traffic management.

Our clients

On this theme we work for a broad range of clients, including the European Commission and European Parliament, national ministries, the Dutch Transport Knowledge Resource Centre, and local and regional authorities.

Your contact

For more information, please contact Huib van Essen

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