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InfoPolis
Issue #45
January 2012

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Editorial

Dear members,

we are pleased to provide you with this year's first issue of InfoPolis. We will keep the increased frequency of InfoPolis every two weeks in 2012 to provide more regular and up-to-date information.

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Wishing you all an excellent year 2012,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


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New measures for cleaner air in London in 2012

Within the London Mayor’s Air Quality Strategy, a package of measures to improve air quality in London has been launched to cut harmful pollution coming from road transport, to benefit Londoners' health and to clean up the city ahead of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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The public transport authority of Toulouse receives the best network of the year award

On November 29th 2011, the public transport authority of the Greater Toulouse, Tisséo-SMTC, received the Pass d'Or 2011 from the French transport magazine Ville, Rail et Transports, rewarding the best network of the year.

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One in Three commutes by bicycle in Amsterdam

On out of three in working inhabitants of the city of Amsterdam commutes by bicycle. In total this makes 128.000 cyclists. A large part of this group (120.000) works within the city boundaries, 8.000 cycle to their job outside the city.

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European projects

SYNAPTIC Awards for Excellence in Seamless Mobility: Call for Entries

Many local authorities and organisations are undertaking initiatives toward seamless mobility in Europe. The INTERREG Northwest Europe cluster project SYNAPTIC has established the SYNAPTIC Awards for Excellence in Seamless Mobility to recognise initiatives leading toward seamless mobility in Europe. If you have implemented an innovative mobility initiative, this is your opportunity to gain recognition (and win prizes!) for your work.

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Around Europe and beyond

Registration open for TRA 2012

The 2012 Transport Research Arena (TRA) will take place from 23-26 April in Athens. The draft programme has been released, the second newsletter and the early registration with lower fees is open until 23 January 2012.

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I-Sup2012: Call for Abstracts - deadline extended

The 3rd international conference i-SUP2012 (Innovation for Sustainable Production), held in Bruges from May 6-9, 2012, invites transport experts to submit an abstract for presentations. Deadline is 29 February.  The conference is organised by VITO, the Flanders Institute for Technology and Research.

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