Polis

InfoPolis
Issue #39
October 2011

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Editorial

Dear members,

InfoPolis now follows a fortnightly rhythm, and we are pleased to provide you with October's first edition. We have increased the frequency of publication to improve our delivery of information which will be more regular and up-to-date.

Extended Database

To read the full InfoPolis articles, do not forget to log in to the members area at www.polisnetwork.eu! When you are logged in as a member, you will have access to a considerably enhanced database of documents, events and news compared to the public website. New documents available online are: the updated agenda of the Annual Polis Conference on 29 and 30 November in Brussels, and a summary of relevant funding opportunities within the current FP7 Transport and ICT calls. Contact us if you do not know your login details.

Enjoy reading this issue of InfoPolis!

Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon


QUICK NEWS

Annual Polis Conference: Have a Roundtable discussion with WHO and European Comission

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Commission will attend the Roundtable session on Transport and Health at the Annual Polis Conference! Meet them on Wednesday, 30 November in Brussels to discuss why transport decisions make an impact on everyone’s health, and what we can do about it. More information.

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We can help promote and disseminate your work! Keep us informed about the latest developments, events and news in your city, region or organisation in the field of transport and mobility, and we will help to spread the word through the Polis network and beyond. Submit your news here.

Connect with Polis on Facebook

London prepares for its traffic challenges in the 2012 Olympics. Watch the brand new video on Polis Facebook page here!

Calendar

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Polis Network News

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Members in action

European capitals commit to further use waterways for freight movement

Five European capitals signed the charter ‘Connecting with waterways: a Capital Choice’ in Brussels in the presence of the European Commission.

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First Autolib’ stations and vehicles operating in Paris

Some 33 Autolib’ stations, offering between 4 and 6 parking bays, are now open in Paris. The 33 stations along with 66 Autolib’ vehicles, called BlueCar, were opened to the public on 3 October following a public demonstration on 2 October

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"Team Polis" cycling in Dresden

"Team Polis” from the City of Dresden will compete in a German-wide bike competition called "Stadtradeln" from 16 September till 6 October.

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A new extranet platform for professionals in Toulouse

In September 2011, Tisséo, the public transport authority in Toulouse, has launched a platform dedicated to commuter plans where companies and administrations can share experience, facilitating the development and the implementation of workplace mobility plans.

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Integrated demand-responsive transport produces cost savings in Glasgow

A joint project involving Glasgow City Council (GCC) and the regional passenger transport authority, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), has been short-listed for the UK Transport Awards following recognition at the Scottish Transport Awards earlier this year.

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European projects

Your opinion on the European mobility portal www.eltis.org

The mobility web portal www.eltis.org has been created more than 10 years ago to become Europe's main portal on urban mobility. To further improve it a survey has been set up.

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Cities discussed transport challenges of large events

Cities from the User Group of the STADIUM project met for the third time in September in Italy to discuss transport challenges for large events they will host - such as the Olympics and FiFA World Cups.

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Registration open for CityHush 1st Dissemination Seminar: Reducing Transport Noise in Cities

On Wednesday 23 November, results of the CityHush project will be presented for the first time! Partners will share intermediate results on Q-zones, noise score rating models, low-noise vehicles, low-noise road surfaces, and noise barriers from 2pm - 5.15pm in Brussels.

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News from the institutions

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Funding opportunities and partner search

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Around Europe and beyond

Car-sharing project: presentations online

"European cities boost Car-Sharing: 600,000 less cars mean more space for people": the European project on car-sharing MOMO held its final conference in Brussels on 15 September 2011.

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