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InfoPolis
Issue #40
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 second edition. Last week, you also received the public newsletter of Polis in which we inform a wide group of stakeholders across Europe about major news from the network and our members. If you want to follow the quarterly public newsletter sign up here.

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Enjoy reading this issue of InfoPolis!

Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon


QUICK NEWS

Utrecht is CIVITAS City of the Year

Polis member Utrecht just won the CIVITAS Award for Innovation and CIVITAS City of the Year Award! The awards were presented at the CIVITAS Forum 2011 in Funchal. Congratulations!

Updated Agenda of 2011 Polis Conference

The latest programme of the Annual Polis Conference, which takes place 29-30 November 2011 in Brussels, is online. Register quickly if you haven't done yet, seats are limited and highly demanded.

Calendar

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Polis Network News

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Polis Position on EC Transport White Paper published

Polis responds to the European Commission's transport white paper published earlier this year. To view the position, click here.

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Members in action

Berlin top of European ranking on policies for clean air

Reviewing a range of policy measures to help improve air quality in European cities, Berlin has come out on top.

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Large scale survey prepares the new Flanders Regional Mobility Plan

A large scale survey held in the Flanders Region shows that road safety is the main concern of the respondents. Speed comes second. The survey was held in preparation of the new regional mobility plan, to be launched in 2012.

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Polis members Aalborg, Perugia and Bologna join the CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee

The Political Advisory Committee (PAC) is a small group of leading and highly motivated politicians, from within CIVITAS cities.

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Polis member Utrecht wins CIVITAS Award for Innovation and CIVITAS City of the Year Award

Utrecht was recognised as CIVITAS "City of the Year" City on 17 October at CIVITAS Forum 2011 in Funchal and dominates the EU Awards for Sustainable Public Transport Solutions. Ghent (Belgium) was the winner in the third category Public Participation.

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European projects

ECOSTARS for cleaner freight and passenger fleets

The ECOSTARS project kicked off in June 2011 and will set up seven fleet recognition schemes until 2014. Today, the project website www.ecostars-europe.eu has been launched.

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Cycling training in Bremen

On the 12-14 October, representatives from cities, consultancies and the bicycle industry gathered to attend the final PRESTO onsite training in Bremen, Germany.

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Turning traffic management and ITS KPIs into a policy impacts prediction tool

ITS and traffic management KPIs developed in CONDUITS project to be developed further to make them a tool to predict the impacts of measures on policy objectives.

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Workshop on automated transport systems in Brussels

The closing event of the CityMobil project will take place in Brussels on 1 December.

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MERCX project to optimise cycle policies

The MERCX project (Managing Energy Reduction through Cycling eXcellence) had its kick-off meeting in Groningen, October 12-14, 2011.

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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

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