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Mobility & Energy Pollution Reduction

According to the European Environment Agency's latest official data, air pollution causes an estimated 400,000 deaths in Europe every year. With traffic being an important contributing factor to that toll, one of the most important challenges for cities is to limit the number of vehicles coming into urban spaces. There are numerous factors at play, ranging from human health and pedestrian safety to economic factors and simple traffic jams. In this video, environment and transport journalist Sam Morgan gives insights on how to convince people to take a more sustainable transport mode. Some cities introduced a ban or tax on cars that do not meet certain emission standards (e.g. Brussels, London). Brussels resident: "If you know that diesel is causing certain health problems for people then you have to act, but it has to be done in a way that is sensitive to people's needs and to actually solving other problems in cities as well. It is not just diesel fumes that are the problem, it is also the number of cars." Limiting the use of polluting cars is a no-brainer, but city authorities will also need to provide more electric car charging infrastructure and increase capacity in public transport in order to keep pace with demand, as people will still need to move between and within cities. Bia, Evio and Elonroad can accelerate this switch to electric driving, whereas Liquid Guard and Long Surface Clean can help to rebuild trust in public transport and shared mobility services post pandemic

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