Polis Newsletter
Spring | April 2016

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Welcome to the Polis public newsletter!

Dear colleagues,

22 May marks the deadline to submit abstracts for the 2016 Polis Conference (1-2 December 2016)!

Hosted this year by Polis president Rotterdam, the conference is our annual highlight where Polis members, researchers, industry representatives and instiutions discuss the whole spectrum of urban transport challenges and innovations. Read more about the Call for Speakers in this newsletter.

This newsletter also highlights other key events that have just taken place or are coming up, and features some nice stories from the Polis membership.

We wish you a pleasant read!

Karen Vancluysen
Secretary General


Polis is the network of European cities and regions working together to deploy innovative technologies and policies for a more sustainable mobility. About Polis.

Polis Network News

2016 Polis Conference: Call for speakers open!

We invite local and regional authorities but also researchers, industry representatives, consultants and those working for networks, Institutions or other authorities to submit an abstract for the 2016 Annual Polis Conference "Innovation in transport for sustainable cities and regions". The conference takes place on 1-2 December 2016 in Rotterdam, NL.

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An inspirational workshop on the best of Dutch cycling culture

On Monday April 25 we invited all our Dutch members to come over to Brussels and show their innovations in the field of cycling at a workshop on "The best of Dutch cycling culture" with the aim to share best practices and present cutting edge bicycle projects for other cities and regions in Europe to learn from. The event was organised in the frame of the Cycling Festival Europe 2016, which was launched during the Dutch presidency of the Council of the EU, and with the support of the Dutch Cycling Embassy.

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People in Gent cycle more!

Bicycle use in the city of Gent has tripled over the past three years. Car use decreased with 20 percent in the same period. These are results from a study that the city conducted last year to monitor the travel behaviour of its residents.

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Polis Side Event "Creating the liveable, inclusive and healthy city" at the International Transport Forum on 18 May 2016 in Leipzig, Germany

The Polis Working Group on Environment & Health in Transport in cooperation with the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP) and the PASTA project, will host a Side Event during the 2016 International Transport Forum Summit on May 18th. The event will outline the link between health and transport, including the Health economic assessment tool (HEAT) for walking and cycling, and air quality. You're invited!

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Sintropher project database launched on Polis website

Two new reference databases deriving from the Sintropher project have been made available on the Polis website. The databases are on financing transport infrastructure, and technologies for light rail/tram systems.

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Popular 3rd SUMP Conference in Bremen

On 12-13 April 2016, over 400 participants and experts from the fields of transport planning and development, research and politics gathered in Bremen for the 3rd Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans to discuss about new planning strategies, to share ideas, solutions and success stories.

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Final conference of CityMobil2 project on automated road passenger transport

After nearly four years of demonstrating fully automated road transport systems in 7 towns and cities across Europe, the CityMobil2 partners would like to share the projects results and their thoughts for the future deployment of these systems. The final conference will take place in San Sebastián from 1-2 June 2016.

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Member in the Spotlight: Amsterdam’s new Strategy for Road Safety

The City of Amsterdam is preparing a new Strategic Plan for Road Safety.

The Plan should help to reduce the number of road accidents taking into account that new safety issues in Amsterdam are mostly linked to the fight for limited space.

Policy-making processes in Amsterdam change from a reactive to a more proactive approach to traffic safety.

Read the full story published in Thinking Cities, Issue 5.


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