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InfoPolis #190
July 2018

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Editorial

Dear members,

Before InfoPolis embarks on a short summer break, I would like to highlight our next Working group meetings to look forward to:

  • Polis-EPA Working Group on public parking, 14 September 2018 – Prague. The meeting will be preceded by the EPA-Polis annual urban workshop on the 13th, which will gather about 80 professionals discussing recent developments in parking.
  • Polis Working Group meeting on clean vehicles, 18 October 2018 -Paris. The meeting will focus on hydrogen as an alternative fuel and is organised back-to-back with a joint CleanMobilEnergy and SEEV4-city workshop. The day after there will be a session on "Electromobility roll-out in cities" at the AUTONOMY and the Urban Mobility Summit.
  • Polis Traffic Efficiency & Mobility Working Group meeting, 25 October 2018 - Greenwich (London).  The WG meeting will be organised back to back with a workshop of the MAVEN project (24 October) dealing with the traffic management implications of highly automated vehicles.

Last but not least, I invite you to consult the freshly released draft programme of our annual Polis conference taking place on 22-23 November in Manchester (UK) and to reserve your seat as of now!

Our bimonthly newsletter will be back on the 1st week of September.

I wish you a pleasant read and, above all, a pleasant and relaxing holiday break!

Kind regards,

Karen Vancluysen

Polis Secretary General


QUICK NEWS

Draft programme of 2018 Polis Conference released!

Discover the session themes and speakers.

Polis Florinda Boschetti attended the Extended Bureau meeting of UNECE-WHO’s Transport on 10-11 July in Vienna and stressed the role of LAs in integrating spatial planning, transport and urban health.

More info here.

 

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Polis Network News

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Parking: EPA-Polis-CPA workshop & working group meeting

We invite you to the EPA-Polis-CPA workshop & Polis-EPA working group on public parking, 13 & 14 September 2018 in Prague.

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Register now: Joint Polis-ITF workshop on road safety and data on 20-21 November

The Polis Working Group on road safety and the International Transport Forum's Safer City Street initiative organise a joint workshop on 20-21 November 2018. The event will take place in London (20 Nov.) and Manchester (21 Nov). Registration is now open, draft agenda available.

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Members in action

Citytech and the future of mobility, Milan 13-14 September 2018

The 6the edition of Citytech will take place on 13-14 in Milan, Italy. The event consists of a conference and exhibition programme focusing on innovative urban mobility topics such as MaaS, automation, big data, electromobility and much more.

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A new mobility aid for all in the Toulouse subway

For the first time in France, Tisséo Collectivités has set itself the goal of making subway travel for people with cognitive disabilities easier and more autonomous by using a new set of visuals.

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European projects

Workshop invitation: Electromobility in practice, 17 October 2018, Paris

The European INTERREG projects CleanMobilEnergy (CME) and SEEV4-City join forces to organise the "Electromobility in practice – solutions, experiences & lessons learnt" Workshop in Paris on 17 October 2018. The meeting is organised back-to-back with AUTONOMY & the Urban Mobility Summit.

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Accessible and inclusive transport solutions for European cities & regions: read the INCLUSION first newsletter!

INCLUSION is a three-year project funded under the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission. The project’s research focuses on improving transport accessibility for vulnerable user groups living in remote urban and rural areas across Europe.

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NOVELOG SULP Guidelines for urban freight planning

NOVELOG has developed the NOVELOG SULP Guidelines, a guidance for Sustainable Urban Logistics Planning (SULP) for local authorities.

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BuyZET special session at EcoProcura Conference!

BuyZET activities and results will be presented at a dedicated session on procurement and mobility, organised in the framework of the EcoProcura conference (3-5 October 2018, Nijmegen, NL).

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News from the institutions

Become a Local Coordinator of the new Social Biking Challenge this September!

The European Commission is launching its Social Biking Challenge across Europe this year from 16 September (start of European Mobility Week) for three weeks, and is looking for Local Coordinators to promote the initiative.

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Around Europe and beyond

Intelligent Transport Conference 2018: Programme out now!

The Intelligent Transport Conference, which will take place on 1-2 November 2018 at the QEII Centre in London, will investigate how technology will shape the future of transport; improve air quality, operations, improve performance and the customer experience. Polis will speak about the role of transport for the smart city. All POLIS members are entitled to a discount on the registration fee.

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7th SUMP Award: Submit your application until 1 October!

Cities and regions are invited to submit an application for the European SUMP Award until Monday 1st October. The award is presented for excellence in sustainable urban mobility planning, this year specifically for its capacity to address multimodality.

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New release: Two reports on the Safety of Bike Share Systems and E-Bikes in The Netherlands

The OECD International Transport Forum has published two new reports titled "The Safety of Bike Share Systems" which looks at the safety impacts of bike share use across Europe and beyond, and "The Safety of E-Bikes in The Netherlands" which focused on electric bicycles only.

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