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InfoPolis #157
January 2017

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Editorial

Dear members,

First of all, let me wish you a happy, healthy and joyful 2017 and welcome you to this first issue of InfoPolis in the new year!

As you will see, the beginning of this New Year is rich with interesting and relevant events. The European Transport Safety Council invites all Polis members to a half-day event on Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) on 31 January in Paris, the ERTRAC annual conference will take place on 8th March 2017 featuring Polis president Pex Langenberg, and the Polis Working Group on Bike Sharing Schemes is taking members to Madrid on 26-27 April 2017.

We are always happy to see our members in action and at the forefront of innovation as well. Congratulations to Transport for London for winning the International Road Safety Award! We invite you to learn more about Southampton’s urban freight consolidation schemes, as well as Madrid’s and Reading’s activities on the digitalisation of blue badge parking, within the context of the European SIMON project.

From the institutional side, it is worth mentioning that the European Parliament and the Council have signed into law the new National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive which entered into force on 31 December 2016. The Directive which is the backbone of the Commission's Clean Air Programme for Europe, paves the way towards a stricter monitoring of air pollution. You can also read about the interview of Politico with Christophe Najdovski, Deputy Mayor of the City of Paris, on their severe air quality challenges.

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For now, I wish you a pleasant read of this first year's issue of InfoPolis.

Kind regards,

Karen Vancluysen


QUICK NEWS

Road Safety workshop on 31/1 in Paris

ETSC invites all Polis members to a half-day event on Intelligent Speed Assistence (ISA) on 31/01/2017 in Paris (in FR/EN). Register here.

Save the date: 2017 ERTRAC Conference

The ERTRAC Annual Conference will take place on 8 March 2017 in Brussels titled "Digitalisation and Decarbonisation Towards the future European Transport System".

First Global Initiative to Help Leading Cities Prepare for the Advent of Autonomous Vehicles lauched by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute

More info here.

UITP - Busworld international Bus conference - Call for abstracts open

The conference will take place on 23 - 24 October 2017, in Kortrijk, Belgium.

More info here.

UBER introduces 'Movement', a new website that offers access to its traffic data

More info here.

ZeEUS eBus report is now out and features 61 cities around Europe that operate or test high capacity electric buses

More info here.

Calendar

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Polis Network News

Polis actively contributed to the WHO's stakeholder consultation on "Environment and Health for European Cities in the 21st century: making a difference"

On Dec. 13-14, Polis was invited by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe to attend the stakeholder consultation meeting in Utrecht on "Environment and Health for European Cities in the 21st century: making a difference".

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Members in action

Utrecht joins the European Healthy Cities Network

Utrecht is the latest city to become a member of the European Healthy Cities Network of the World Health Organisation (WHO), a network of cities with a strong focus on health and sustainable development. Membership was announced on December 13 during the WHO conference "Environment and Health for European Cities in the 21st century" in Utrecht.

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Making freight consolidation centres work - Experiences from Southampton

This event will bring together freight transport and urban planning practitioners and policy makers to discuss latest developments on Urban Freight Consolidation in Southampton, including an option of site visit to Meachers Global Logistics Sustainable Distribution Centre facility in Nursling.

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Transport for London wins International Road Safety Award

In December, the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards were presented. ‘Safe Streets for London’ was awarded for making cycling, walking and motorcycling safer in London. A special award was presented to the International Transport Forum for its "Zero Road Deaths" Study.

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Polis members Madrid and Reading streamline and digitise blue badge parking

The SIMON project looks into digitalisation of blue badge parking. Polis members Reading and Mardrid are involved as test sites. Here is some news about recent developments.

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Politico Q&A Session: Deputy Mayor for Paris answers on air quality & VW Scandal

On 12th January, Politico interviewed Christophe Najdovski, Deputy Mayor of the City of Paris on local urban mobility challenges on air quality.  This interview is reproduced hereunder

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European projects

Register now for the FLOW first webinar on congestion reduction through walking and cycling: Monday, 30.01.2017 at 14:00-15:30 CET

Do you want to know more about reducing congestion through walking and cycling? Then register to FLOW's project first webinar here!

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FREVUE Final Conference on 21 June 2017: Save the date!

The FREVUE Final Conference will take place in London (UK) on the 21st June 2017. Save the date!

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TRACE Newsletter - January 2017 released

The third issue of the TRACE project newsletter is out!

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First Call of SUMPs-UP Innovation Pilot Pool launching soon in Spring 2017. Stay tuned!

SUMPs-Up project is providing targeted funding to cities from across Europe with the aim to support them in initiating or further developing local SUMP process or in actually implementing or enhancing their SUMP. The first call for applicants will be launched in March 2017.

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Mobility4EU survey: take part of the consultation process for the future of mobility in Europe

The Mobility4EU project aims to develop a vision and action plan for mobility and transport in Europe in 2030. Its priority is to involve a wide range of stakeholders in this process by means  of a thorough consultation based on a Multi-Actor-Multi Criteria analysis.

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News from the institutions

Towards an integrated European railway system: 4th Railway package approved on the market side

On 14 December 2016 the European Parliament approved the 4th Railway package on the market side.

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New National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive to enter into force on 31 December 2016

On 14 December 2016 the European Parliament and the Council have signed into law the new National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive which will enter into force on 31 December 2016.

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Stakeholder workshop for the preparation of EU guidance documents on urban logistics

A stakeholder workshop in the framework of the preparation of EU non-binding guidance documents on urban logistics will take place on the 17th of January 2017 from 09h to 12h30 in Brussels

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The 1st European Conference on connected and automated driving in April 2017

The European Commission has announced the first European Conference on connected and automated driving: 'Connected and Automated Driving – Together, shaping the future'

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Around Europe and beyond

Transport Research Arena TRA 2018 in Vienna, 16-19 April 2018: Call for Papers now open

From 16 to 19th April 2018, the 7th Transport Research Arena (TRA) will take place in Vienna, Austria.

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