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InfoPolis
Issue #103
July 2014

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Editorial

Dear members,

This week's InfoPolis is an interesting mix of news from inside and outside our network - starting with the extended deadline for submitting your paper to the Annual Polis Conference. You are invited to do so until 11 July.

Some fresh news from the institutions as well: in its first session today, the Transport Committee of the European Parliament has elected Michael Cramer as its new chairperson. Important news for public transport come from the EU Commission, which has published an interpretative framework for its directive on public transport passenger services.

And finally, I am happy to invite you to three workshops that Polis organises on bike sharing, infrastructure vehicle communication and parking later this year. More information and the possibility to register can be found below.

I wish you a pleasant read!

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Contact us if you do not know your login details!

Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


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2014 Annual Polis Conference - Last Call for Speakers

The deadline for submitting an abstract to the Annual Polis Conference from 27-28 November in Madrid has been extended until 11 July. The call for speakers is available on the Polis website:

http://www.polisnetwork.eu/events2/polisconference/2014conference

Calendar

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Polis Network News

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Towards standardised approaches for on-street parking - Lisbon 19 September - Register now!

Parking is important for the redefinition of the role of cities, between the "motorway" culture and re-urbanisation. Centralised parking in cities has been proven to decrease the dependency on car trips and improve the urban public space. However, implementing integrated parking strategies is a challenging task, for both local authorities and parking operators.

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Members in action

New report: The main impacts of London road transport on health

The Greater London Authority's (GLA) new Transport & Health research report  "TRANSPORT AND HEALTH IN LONDON - The main impacts of London road transport on health" was launched on June 6th at the Hackney Cycling Conference.

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Catalonia adds two more lines to its expres.cat BHLS network

The Government of Catalonia has put into service two new express bus lines of its exprés.cat network (BHLS buses with a high level of service).

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European projects

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Qualitative assessment of the 21 ITS applications selected in the VRUITS project now available online in easy and accessible format!

The Second interest group meeting of the VRUITS project – Improving the Safety and Mobility of Vulnerable Road Users through ITS Application – took place in Helsinki as a fringe of the ITS Europe Conference on the 16th of June. Experts both from local authorities and manufacturers were called upon to select applications for the quantitative assessment phase of the project as the workshop also displayed of the results of the qualitative assessment of each of the 21 ITS applications

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News from the institutions

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In the aftermath of European elections European institutions move forward on key positions and on outlining work priorities for future as Italy takes over the Presidency of the EU

After the European Council nominated Jean-Claude Junker (Luxembourg EPP) as President of the European Commission on the 27th of June, the new European Parliament voted today to elect Martin Schulz (German S&D) as the President for a two and half year mandate whilst the composition of the Parliament Committees will be known on Thursday the 3rd of July.

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Committee of the regions adopts its opinion on the Urban Mobility Package

The Committee of Regions has adopted its opinion on the Urban Mobility Package during its plenary session on the 25th of June 2014. Polis contributed a written answer to the consultation prior to the adoption of the opinion. Furthermore, at the invitation of the rapporteur Sir Albert Bore, Polis Secretary General Sylvain Haon presented Polis’ views on the package at the COTER meeting beginning of May 2014.

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Around Europe and beyond

EPA Awards 2015 competition kicks off with new category

The rules and regulations for the prestigious EPA Awards have now been published. The awards will be presented at the he 17th EPA congress in Berlin in 2015. The deadline for entries is 15th of January 2015.

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Win a CIVITAS AWARD for urban mobility excellence! (deadline 14 July 2014)

The CIVITAS Secretariat invites CIVITAS Forum cities to enter the 11th Edition of the CIVITAS Awards competition. The Awards recognise outstanding efforts in CIVITAS’s mission of achieving a decisive modal shift toward sustainable urban mobility.

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