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InfoPolis #128
October 2015

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Editorial

Dear members,

The transport sector has a lot to offer to the 'Smart City' concept. Polis wants to ensure that local urban mobility stakeholders can pursue Smart City objectives - without transport being made subsidiary to other sectors such as energy. We have therefore been working on a Polis position on Smart Cities, the role of transport and of local/regional transport authorities.

We wish to invite all Polis members to share their comments on the draft paper, and to contribute by sending good practice examples that can make the document more lively and concrete. Read more about the Smart Cities paper below.

Also this week, two major events are taking place where Polis is well represented: The ITS World Congress is taking place in Bordeaux (France) while the CIVITAS Forum starts today in Ljubljana (Slovenia) under the theme 'Sharing the City’. Follow Polis' twitter account for updates from Bordeaux and Ljubljana!

For now, I wish you a pleasant read!

Yours sincerely,
Karen Vancluysen
Secretary General


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Members in action

Official launch of European Cycling Challenge 2016 at CIVITAS Forum in Ljubljana this week!

The European Cycling Challenge has reached its fifth edition. The forthcoming 2016 editions will be officially announced this week in Ljubljana at the annual CIVITAS Forum from 7 to 9 October 2015.

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Ile-de-France invites to TENT and innovative financing conference

In the context of the “Ile-de-France Europe Days 2015” held in Brussels, the region invites to the its half-day conference on “Trans-European Network of Transport: Innovative financing of urban transport". The event takes place on 21 October at 2pm in Brussels.

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European projects

Registration open! Training workshop on "Personalised Travel Planning" on 18 November 2015 in Brussels

Register to this free Training Workshop designed for European cities on "Personalised Travel Planning tools and methodologies" to develop and implement effective PTP in workplaces, universities and residential settings.

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Smart Urban Freight Designer - Online!

The Smart Urban Freight Designer, developed in Smartfusion by PTV, is an IT-based tool which simulates logistics scenarios in order to promote discussion between actors and present potential solutions for electro mobility.

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FREVUE in Milan: freight, electric vehicles and a World EXPO

On 1st and 2nd October, partners of the FREVUE project came together in Milan. A visit to the local FREVUE demonstration and a press conference at World EXPO were organised.

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Workshop on VRU, road safety and ITS

Polis is hosting a half-day workshop on 1 December 2015 (13.30-17.30) to share the preliminary results of the FP7 VRUITS project, which is investigating a variety of stand alone and cooperative systems to improve the safety of vulnerable road users.

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CIVITAS Activity Fund and training opportunities boost urban transport

The CIVITAS Initiative, which works to promote and support cleaner and better transport in cities, launched the fourth and final call to its Activity Fund on 1 October.

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Save the date: STARS, PTP-Cycle, and MOBI projects final conference in Brussels on 18 February 2016

The conference aims to present results and share knowledge with European cities on embedding cycling culture in schools through accreditation and peer-to-peer methods, delivering personalised travel advice, and promoting sustainable mobility among employees through gamification.

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News from the institutions

4th Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Award launched

Following this month's EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK, the EU is now launching the 4th Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) Award, as part of the DO THE RIGHT MIX campaign.

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First ever informal meeting of Ministers for Transport: Cycling as a Transport Mode

On 7 October 2015, the Luxembourg Presidency of Council of the European Union hosts the first informal meeting of Ministers for Transport dedicated exclusively to cycling as a transport mode.

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