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Out of over 60 applications, the TIDE project, with the approval of the European Commission, has selected ten Champion cities to work closely with the TIDE consortium. Five out of ten are Polis members: Barcelona, Bologna, Ghent, Rome and Aalborg.
TIDE (transport innovation deployment for Europe) aims to promote the transfer and uptake of 15 innovative transport measures across Europe, and to help establish them as mainstream measures. Polis coordinates the project, which kicked off in October 2012 and includes four of our member cities as partners: Budapest, Reading, Milan and Rotterdam.
The champion cities were selected as the result of a call put out by the TIDE project earlier this year. The selected cities will be subcontracted for €21,000 to implement one out of 15 innovative TIDE measures across five thematic areas: new pricing measures; non-motorised transport; advanced network and traffic management to support traveller information; advanced electric vehicles; and public transport organisation.
The cities will develop tailored implementation scenarios which will help them integrate one of the TIDE innovative measures in their local transport policy. They will also act as disseminators towards other cities in their countries and will be invited to host one or more Local Innovation Forums.
For more information about the TIDE project, visit: www.tide-innovation.eu