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InfoPolis #151
October 2016

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Dear Polis members,

From 11 to 13 October 2016, I attended the SUMPs-UP kick-off meeting in Freiburg, Germany. SUMPs-Up is one of the three big SUMP projects resulting from last year’s urban mobility call under the EC’s H2020 programme. Another important project gathering was the first coordination meeting with all urban mobility projects funded under the CIVITAS 2020 umbrella of H2020, organised back to back with the CIVITAS Forum by Polis in its capacity of CIVITAS SATELLITE coordinator. Read more about both meetings in this newsletter.

Polis also engaged in a number of policy initiatives at EU level, such as the joint letter addressed to the Council and the European Parliament for the Type-Approval Framework Regulation revision and the next steps towards the Urban Mobility Partnership under the EU Urban Agenda. This Urban Mobility partnership will also be discussed at the Polis Political Group Lunch Meeting during our Annual Conference in Rotterdam.

Coming back to the CIVITAS Forum in Gdynia, we would also like to congratulate Polis member Bologna, which received the CIVITAS award for public participation with the European Cycling Challenge they have been running successfully for several years now!

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We look forward to seeing you at one or more of the upcoming meetings and events and for now wish you a pleasant read.

Kind regards,

Karen


QUICK NEWS

Feedback on international best practice study in a validation workshop

Daniela Stoycheva provided a feedback on a study “Towards a single and innovative European transport system. Assessment of international best practices and their feasibility for Europe” as part of Polis Global Platform’ s work.

Calendar

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Polis Network News

A blueprint for an EU Cycling Strategy will see the light in 2017

Upon invitation of the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) Polis is contributing content to developing a blueprint for an EU Cycling Strategy. The blueprint document will be handed over to EU Commissioner for Transport Mrs. Violeta Bulc at the forthcoming edition of the Velo-city Conference in the Netherlands in June 2017.

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Polis member Bologna wins CIVITAS award!

The results of this year's CIVITAS awards were announced at the 2016 CIVITAS Forum Conference which took place in Gdynia.

 

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Polis joins forces with other organisations on the type-approval directive

Polis joined forces together with T&E, réseau action climat and other organisation in a joint letter adressed to the Council and the European Parliament for the Type-Approval Framework Regulation revision

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Polis Official request to take part in the Urban Mobility Partnership under the Urban Agenda

Over the course of this Open Days week, Polis met with several EU institutions and coordinators in order to take part in the Urban Mobility Partnership under the EU Urban Agenda

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Members in action

Polis member Amsterdam releases its magazine dedicated to electromobility: 'The Electric City'

Polis member Amsterdam has recently released the third issue of its five yearly magazine called ‘Plan Amsterdam’. The issue is entirely dedicated on how electromobility is becoming a truly alternative to conventional fueled vehicles.

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European projects

CIVITAS SATELLITE peer-to-peer activities: apply by 7 November 2016!

CIVITAS SATELLITE peer-to-peer activities consist of work placements and study visits; they are open to any city from the CIVITAS community (IA and RIA project city, CIVITAS Forum Network city, CIVINET city, CIVITAS demonstration city) as well as to any other European city.

Cities will be selected via calls for expression of interest organised yearly, for both host and visiting cities (possibility to apply as host and as visiting city).

Download the call for expression SATELLITE Flyer here!

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Automated vehicles and urban traffic management

Local authorities and other urban road stakeholders are invited to share their questions and views on the role and impact of increasingly automated vehicles on urban roads and traffic management at a workshop organised by the new H2020 project MAVEN, which commences on 1 September 2016.

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Urban freight: 2 weeks left to apply for the 5th SUMP Award

Every year, the SUMP Award is presented to cities and regions that show excellence in developing and implementing their sustainable urban mobility plans. This year, the award focuses on integrating urban freight into sustainable urban mobility planning. The call for application is open until Friday 28 October, get your application ready!

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New SUMP project SUMPs-Up kicks off

From 11 to 13 October 2016, the kick-off meeting of SUMPs-UP took place in Freiburg, Germany. SUMPs-Up is one of the three big SUMP projects resulting from last year’s urban mobility call under the EC’s H2020 programme.

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CIVITAS SATELLITE gathering CIVITAS 2020 Community for the first time in Gdynia

Polis is the coordinator of the CIVITAS SATELLITE project which kicked off last July. The aim of SATELLITE is to establish strategic cooperation mechanism and synergies between and across all CIVITAS 2020 projects funded under the H2020 urban mobility priority.

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Around Europe and beyond

Conference on Truck Safety: Brussels, Wednesday, October 12, 2016

On Wednesday, October 12 ‘Transport & Environment’ organises a conference on ‘Truck Safety’.

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