The European City Ranking Project:
Promoting best practices for improving air quality

              Fiona McLean
    Euro...
The City Ranking Project
• Joint initiative between BUND & EEB

• Part of Soot-Free for the Climate Campaign
  – Started i...
Project Aims
• Reduce black carbon emissions – NO2, PM10,
  PM2.5
• Focus on transport measures
• Highlight solutions and ...
Process & Timeline
•   Selection of cities – June 2010
•   Questionnaire sent to municipalities – June 2010
•   Analysis o...
City Selection
•   Capitals/major cities
•   High exceedances
•   Candidates for best practice
•   Politically important
•...
City Selection
• Candidate cities
  – Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bari, Berlin, Brussels,
    Copenhagen, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Ed...
Questionnaire
•   Modal split
•   Mobility management
•   Parking management
•   Speed limits
•   Municipal fleets
•   Tra...
Results from German City Ranking
Best Practice: Low Emission Zones
•   Size and type of vehicle
•   Days and hours
•   No access vs charge to enter
•   Ret...
Best Practice: Congestion Charging
• UK
  – London
  – Durham
• Sweden
  – Stockholm
  – Gothenburg?
Best Practice: Public Transport
• ECOBUS
  – Graz, Valencia
• Clean Urban Transport for Europe
  – Amsterdam, Barcelona, H...
Best Practice: Car Sharing
• Cambio – Brussels
• Zipcar/City Car – London
• Nice – Electric-cars programme
Best Practice: Bike Sharing
•   Cost
•   Accessibility
•   Membership type
•   Hours
Thank you for your attention

    fiona.mclean@eeb.org
     www.sootfreeclimate.org
Fiona McLean - (Projecte europeu rànquing de ciutats: promocionant bones pràctiques per a millorar la qualitat de l’aire)
Fiona McLean - (Projecte europeu rànquing de ciutats: promocionant bones pràctiques per a millorar la qualitat de l’aire)
Fiona McLean - (Projecte europeu rànquing de ciutats: promocionant bones pràctiques per a millorar la qualitat de l’aire)
Fiona McLean - (Projecte europeu rànquing de ciutats: promocionant bones pràctiques per a millorar la qualitat de l’aire)
Fiona McLean - (Projecte europeu rànquing de ciutats: promocionant bones pràctiques per a millorar la qualitat de l’aire)
Fiona McLean - (Projecte europeu rànquing de ciutats: promocionant bones pràctiques per a millorar la qualitat de l’aire)
Fiona McLean - (Projecte europeu rànquing de ciutats: promocionant bones pràctiques per a millorar la qualitat de l’aire)
Fiona McLean - (Projecte europeu rànquing de ciutats: promocionant bones pràctiques per a millorar la qualitat de l’aire)
Fiona McLean - (Projecte europeu rànquing de ciutats: promocionant bones pràctiques per a millorar la qualitat de l’aire)
Fiona McLean - (Projecte europeu rànquing de ciutats: promocionant bones pràctiques per a millorar la qualitat de l’aire)
Fiona McLean - (Projecte europeu rànquing de ciutats: promocionant bones pràctiques per a millorar la qualitat de l’aire)
Fiona McLean - (Projecte europeu rànquing de ciutats: promocionant bones pràctiques per a millorar la qualitat de l’aire)
Fiona McLean - (Projecte europeu rànquing de ciutats: promocionant bones pràctiques per a millorar la qualitat de l’aire)
Fiona McLean - (Projecte europeu rànquing de ciutats: promocionant bones pràctiques per a millorar la qualitat de l’aire)
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  1. 1. The European City Ranking Project: Promoting best practices for improving air quality Fiona McLean European Environmental Bureau / BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany)
  2. 2. The City Ranking Project • Joint initiative between BUND & EEB • Part of Soot-Free for the Climate Campaign – Started in Germany in 2009 – BUND, DUH, NABU, VCD – Working with Eastern European partners (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia) – City Ranking Project for Western Europe
  3. 3. Project Aims • Reduce black carbon emissions – NO2, PM10, PM2.5 • Focus on transport measures • Highlight solutions and best practice • Strengthen compliance with AQ Directive
  4. 4. Process & Timeline • Selection of cities – June 2010 • Questionnaire sent to municipalities – June 2010 • Analysis of results – July to September 2010 • Ranking and report launched – October/November 2010 • European Parliament event – November 2010 • Lobby work – November 2010 through January 2011
  5. 5. City Selection • Capitals/major cities • High exceedances • Candidates for best practice • Politically important • Greater metropolitan population higher than 300,000 inhabitants
  6. 6. City Selection • Candidate cities – Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bari, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Graz, London, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Vienna, Zurich • Possible inclusion of Eastern cities – Bratislava, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw
  7. 7. Questionnaire • Modal split • Mobility management • Parking management • Speed limits • Municipal fleets • Transparency • Construction machinery
  8. 8. Results from German City Ranking
  9. 9. Best Practice: Low Emission Zones • Size and type of vehicle • Days and hours • No access vs charge to enter • Retrofitting
  10. 10. Best Practice: Congestion Charging • UK – London – Durham • Sweden – Stockholm – Gothenburg?
  11. 11. Best Practice: Public Transport • ECOBUS – Graz, Valencia • Clean Urban Transport for Europe – Amsterdam, Barcelona, Hamburg, London, Madrid, Stockholm, Stuttgart • Innovation in Public Transport – Madrid Transport Interchanges Plan
  12. 12. Best Practice: Car Sharing • Cambio – Brussels • Zipcar/City Car – London • Nice – Electric-cars programme
  13. 13. Best Practice: Bike Sharing • Cost • Accessibility • Membership type • Hours
  14. 14. Thank you for your attention fiona.mclean@eeb.org www.sootfreeclimate.org

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