Cities are where the negative impacts of traffic and congestion are most obvious. The road transport sector is one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions driving up dangerous global heating. Air pollution, mostly from diesel vehicles, is a public health emergency and responsible for around 300,000 early deaths across Europe each year.
Rolling out measures to clean up transport in cities – such as low- and zero-emission zones, School Streets, more walking and cycling infrastructure, and better parking policies – have countless benefits for residents, from cleaner air to clearer roads. Keep scrolling to find out more, or subscribe to our email updates.
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Reducing carbon emissions from road traffic in cities will help us secure a safe climate for generations to come. It also means cleaning up our air, and putting people at the heart of how we design our cities. Find out more about some of the benefits of cleaning up transport here.