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  • Cities and countries concerned with climate change are increasingly setting goals for a transition to a carbon-neutral economy. To date, the Alliance of carbon neutral cities includes 20 metropolises, which have promised to reduce emissions to zero by 2050. Among them are cities like Berlin, London, New York, Oslo or Sydney. introduces seven carbon neutral cities that are close to the goal.

  • A super typhoon made landfall in China’s Guangdong on Sunday, the country’s most populous province, after wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and Macau and killing potentially more than 50 people in the Philippines.

  • Uber plans to include bicycles and scooters as additional transportation options alongside ride-hailing. Laying the groundwork for that is a new feature for the Uber app called Mode Switch, which allows users to toggle between cars, bikes, and scooters.

  • This week’s regional trade and transport seminar in Baku, Azerbaijan accelerates the creation of fully digital TIR corridors across Eurasia, with the outcomes of recent pilot operations and TIR’s intermodal capacity in the spotlight.

  • IRU and Vietnam Customs agree a joint action plan supporting Vietnam’s accession to the TIR Convention.

  • In preparation for the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in 2021, the German city of Hamburg, in partnership with Audi, Here Technologies and Swarco, has completed the first successful tests of a traffic light phase assistant system.

  • London’s walking and cycling commissioner, Will Norman, has unveiled the city’s first Walking Action Plan, which sets out how it aims to make walking the most obvious, enjoyable and attractive means of travel for short trips in the capital.

  • Electric buses have lower overall carbon emissions than diesel or natural gas buses, even in parts of the country where the electricity grid is powered by fossil fuels, according to a new Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) study. The conclusion echoes the UCS' findings on electric cars.

  • This week’s TIR transit linking China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan marks China’s first inbound TIR customs transit operation, offering savings of up to USD 500 on each shipment and improving transport facilitation along a key Belt and Road corridor.

  • TIR is the preferred trade facilitation tool – with digitalisation essential – for the activation of the International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC), connecting India, Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia and Central Asia.