Polis

InfoPolis
InfoPolis #170
July 2017

Header Image

Editorial

Dear members,

Before InfoPolis takes a short summer break, I would like to inform you that Polis has recently joined the Clean Bus Deployment Initiative launched by the European Commissioner for Transport Ms. Violeta Bulc last week, Thursday 13th July. As a network of cities and regions, we are proud to be among the first signatories and we will do our best to strengthen the role that local and regional leaders have in cutting carbon emissions and making the transport system greener, smarter and more efficient. Read more in this newsletter.

I would also like to remind you that the first draft programme of the CiViTAS Forum is now available and you can consult it online. This year’s CiViTAS forum under the name "Small Communities, Big Ideas", will showcase some cutting-edge ideas in the field of sustainable urban mobility with some new highlights in the programme.

During the so-called CIVITAS Deployment Day - a new feature aiming at connecting developers of new tools with potential users through some live demonstrations – two Polis projects will join forces and present the outcomes achieved so far. With a joint stand for the entire duration of the conference, FLOW and TRACE (together with the EMPOWER project) will offer hourly activities such as demonstrations of the tools and live walkshops of the walking and cycling apps being developed.

Please login to the Polis website as a member to access all information addressed to Polis members only (green headlines). If you do not remember your login details, don’t hesitate to contact us.

In the meantime, don’t forget to take some well-deserved time off and enjoy the holidays period!


Kind regards,

Karen Vancluysen

Polis Secretary General


Calendar

Click here to view a list of all upcoming events.


Polis Network News

2017 Polis Conference: Programme launched and registrations open!

The draft programme of the 2017 Annual Polis Conference "Innovation in transport for sustainable cities and regions" has been released.

Read more

You have to be logged in to access this content. Please click here to log in or here to find out more about joining Polis.

Save the date: BrabantStad, Smart & Green Mobility Solutions Workshop - Wednesday 11 October 2017, Brussels

During the annual European Week of Regions and Cities taking place in Brussels from 9 to 12 October 2017, BrabantStad will organise a workshop with a focus on Smart & Green Mobility Solutions.

Read more

You have to be logged in to access this content. Please click here to log in or here to find out more about joining Polis.

POLIS is among the first signatories to join the Clean Bus Deployment Declaration

Read more


Members in action

You have to be logged in to access this content. Please click here to log in or here to find out more about joining Polis.

London's first dockless hire bike scheme launches

Whilst Transport for London's Santander Cycles scheme is expanding to Brixton, making cycling easier and more accessible, private operators have launched dockless bikes in some boroughs without the councils being consulted beforehand.

Read more

Polis member Brussels launches "BikeForBrussels"

Under the name Bike for Brussels, this new initiative has the purpose to invite more people to cycle and to post “their cycling moments” on the social media with the hashtag #BikeForBrussels. This motto has also been painted on many of the city’s cycling paths

Read more


European projects

You have to be logged in to access this content. Please click here to log in or here to find out more about joining Polis.

MAVEN project second newsletter now available

MAVEN Managing Automated Vehicles Enhances Network is a project launched in September 2016 and is investigating the future traffic management of connected, cooperative and automated transport. In the newsltter, we announce the second stakeholder consultation in Brussels this October.

Read more

Save the date! First SUMPs-Up workshop - national urban mobility programmes, 26 September in Torres Vedras, Portugal

The first SUMPs-Up workshop for mobility experts and local authorities will focus on national urban mobility programmes. The event will take place prior to the CIVITAS Forum Conference 2017 on 26 September in Torres Vedras, Portugal.

Read more

How walking and cycling reduce congestion: FLOW Quick Facts published in 7 languages

What happens when you remove a car lane to put in a new bicycle lane? Or you give pedestrians more time to cross a busy road? FLOW published a new collection of Quick Facts from cities who measured the impact pedestrian and cyclist measures have on congestion.

Read more


Around Europe and beyond

Linking People and Places: New ways of understanding spatial access in cities

A new study released by the International Transport Forum (ITF) examines how recent developments in measuring urban accessibility can be used to inform planning and operational decisions.

Read more

Linking People and Places: New ways of understanding spatial access in cities

A new study released by the International Transport Forum (ITF) examines how recent developments in measuring urban accessibility can be used to inform planning and operational decisions.

Read more






You're receiving this because you're a subscriber of our Newsletter via www.polisnetwork.eu.

Copyright POLIS 2011 | Contact: info@polis-online.org | Tel +32 (0)2 500 56 70 | Fax +32 (0)2 500 56 80

Polis on facebook Polis on Flickr Follow us on Twitter