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InfoPolis #160
March 2017

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Dear members,

On 8 march Polis invites cities to join a workshop at the European Parliament  in Brussels entitled "Long-term investments: barriers and opportunities for regional and local authorities". The event includes a debate on the current Eurostat rules and their impact on regional and local public investments in several sectors such as transport, energy efficiency and waste management. Pascal Smet, Minister of Mobility and Public Works of Polis member Brussels Capital Region, will address the audience with a speech on how to unlock transport infrastructure investments for the future.

I would also like to remind you our next Polis Working Group meetings in April, notably the one on Active Travel and Road Safety on 20-21 in Paris, the Polis-EPA parking working group on 27 in Brussels, and the Polis Working Group on Bike Sharing Schemes on 26-27 in Madrid.

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We look forward to seeing you at one or more of the upcoming meetings and events and for now I wish you a pleasant read.

Kind regards,

Karen Vancluysen


QUICK NEWS

On 1 March Giacomo Lozzi presented the FREVUE project to ACEA LCV (Light Commercial Vehicles) Committee and discussed how POLIS sees the role of LCV in the future urban transport landscape

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Polis Network News

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Cities to discuss long-term investment at the European Parliament

We invite cities to join a workshop taking place on 8 March at the European Parliament  in Brussels on "Long-term investments: Barriers and opportunities for regional and local authorities". The event includes a debate on the current Eurostat rules and their impact on regional and local public investments in several sectors such as transport, energy efficiency and waste management.

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New speakers confirmed - Polis-EPA parking working group meeting 27 April - registrations open

Polis and EPA join forces to discuss parking issues in cities. The joint working group will meet on the 27th of April in Brussels. On the agenda: parking and urban planning, enforcement and the role of parking apps. Registrations are open!

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Members in action

Brussels launches ‘Good Move’, a public consultation plan

Pascal Smet, minister of mobility of the Brussels capital region, announced 'Good Move', a consultation initiative feeding into Brussels’ regional mobility plan 2018-2028 . ‘Good move’ will offer a platform where not only mobility experts but also residents, municipalities, associations, companies, and administrations can express their opinion on Brussels' long-term mobility plans.

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European projects

Behaviour change campaigns for cycling promotion: some lessons from the European Bike2Work project

On 20 February 2017 the European Cyclists’ Federation together with the Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU organized an event to highlight the successful Bike2Work project’s campaigns and how to boost cycling in the work environment.

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Start of a new SUMP project: REFORM

The REFORM project which started in January 2017, will support the introduction of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) in local authorities of four European regions. SUMPs have proven their value as an efficient planning instrument to shift mobility towards low carbon solutions.

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TRACE project: report of 2nd Take-Up Group meeting, Brussels 02 February 2017

The 2nd Take-Up Group meeting was held at the Polis premises on 2 February 2017. It focused on giving feedback to the TRACE project about the evaluation of the tools and their use in the long term. The meeting featured a mix of presentations followed by an on-site field test in Brussels of the two apps: Biklio and Positive Drive.

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New FLOW project publication on the impact of walking and cycling on urban road performance

The EU funded project Flow has recently released a new publication titled "Analysing the impact of walking and cycling on urban road performance: a conceptual framework" which introduces the tools that the consortium is developing.

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GrowSmarter project Webinar - Friday 10 March 2017 11:00-12:30 CET

GrowSmarter project is launching a webinar featuring presentations and discussions on the topic of monitoring and evaluating smart solutions of the three Lighthouse Cities - Stockholm, Barcelona and Cologne.

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NOVELOG Turin Workshop ‘Green solutions for the urban logistics’ - 5/04/2017

The NOVELOG Turin Workshop ‘Green solutions for the urban logistics’ is the fourth of six NOVELOG city workshops. It includes a technical visit of 5T (Telematic Technologies Transports Traffic Torino), to show how the vehicles involved in the NOVELOG project are monitored by the traffic control room of the City of Turin.

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Save the date! International Cycling Conference 2017 and PASTA day on active travel & health, 19-21 September 2017, Mannheim, Germany

The International Cycling Conference (ICC) is an interdisciplinary and international conference organised to highlight the role of active mobility from an international perspective. The event will focus on synergies in transport planning, health care, environmental quality, economic and business development, as well as social issues and above all the exchange of knowledge and experience from research to practice and vice versa.

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