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Issue #49
March 2012

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Editorial

Dear members,

The date for this year's Annual Polis Conferece has been confirmed and we are pleased to invite you to Perugia, Italy, on 29 and 30 November 2012!

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Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon 
Secretary General


QUICK NEWS

TfL Industry Engagement Day

Transport for London is organising a cooperative network industry engagement day on 18 April. More information here.

Save the date: 2012 Polis Conference on 29-30 November

The date for this year's Polis Conference has been confirmed: We look forward to seeing you all on 29 and 30 November 2012 in Perugia, Italy!

Latest Tweets

@polisnetwork: "Inequality is the biggest obstacle to high quality sustainable mobility" says E. Penalosa ITDP Director at http://tinyurl.com/86zj3gs

@polisnetwork: Brussels is to present its Municipal Mobility Plan http://tinyurl.com/6qvsmnq Priority to #pedestrians, #cycling and #publictransport development.

@polisnetwork: The Centre for Budapest Transport (BKK) presents “bubi” (#Budapest #Bicycle) Hungary’s first public bike-sharing system http://tinyurl.com/8yfueff

Calendar

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Polis Network News

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Polis attended first ITS meeting of UNECE

Polis was invited to UNECE’s first meeting on ITS for sustainable mobility on 28 February in Geneva.

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Members in action

Bologna wins Mobility Week Award 2011

Polis member Bologna won the European Mobility Week Award 2011! The price was presented by Commissioners Potocnik (Environment) and Kallas (Transport) on 5 March in Brussels. Kallas, at this occassion, announced the EC's new European Sustainable Urban Mobility Campaign, which will be managed by Polis, Eurocities and Mostra.

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European projects

Getting better organised to deliver urban transport services: the EPTA project kicks off!

Accross the EU, local authorities are organising themselves to better answer to the new regulatory framework in which to operate public transport. The EPTA project has been designed to study the local institutional context, including elements such as Public Transport Authorities or PT executive agencies.

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Around Europe and beyond

Benefits of shift from car to active transport

Leaving the car at home and start bicycling and walking proves to have health and environmental benefits. One recent study estimates these benefits in financial terms.

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