Polis Newsletter
Spring | June 2017

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Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the quarterly Polis newsletter!

We are proud to launch the 8th edition of Thinking Cities, the urban transport innovation magazine jointly published by Polis and H3B media. This new issue looks at the notion of change in the city, and how to achieve it. Read more in this newsletter.

This year, the Polis Conference takes place on 6-7 December in Brussels - and we were delighted to receive so many abstracts from urban transport stakeholders all over Europe and beyond! Registrations will open at the end of June, when we will also launch the first version of the conference programme. Please mark your calendars for our annual highlight!

We hope you’ll enjoy this Polis news update!

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.


Exhibition and sponsorship possibilities at 2017 Polis Conference

The call for exhibitors and sponsors is open for the 2017 Polis Conference on 6-7/12 in Brussels.

Polis discussed research priorities for climate change mitigation in the transport sector in Washington DC

Karen Vancluysen was among 25 invited European experts attending an EU-US Symposium organised in the framework of a cooperation agreement between the EC DG MOVE and Research and the US Department of Transport/Transportation Research Board.

Polis co-signed a letter calling for urgent action on vehicle safety standards

Polis along with industry and NGOs calls upon the European Commission to urgently bring forward new minimum safety standards for new cars, vans and trucks, after years of delays. Read more.

Polis Network News

New edition of Thinking Cities magazine released

The 8th edition of Polis and H3B's joint magazine Thinking Cities has been released. Hot off the press, this 84 page-strong magazine was distributed at the Polis' Open Stage Café session on urban mobility innovation at the ongoing International Transport Forum Summit in Leipzig and at the ECOMM conference on mobility management in Maastricht.

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Lessons from Dieselgate - what is next for cities? Register now for the urban mobility breakfast on 6 June!

We kindly invite you to our third Polis Urban Mobility Breakfast on 6 June at 9am to share and discuss our and your views on Dieselgate and its policy follow-up, in an informal setting, while having a warm drink and a croissant.

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Latest updates from the Polis working group on bike sharing

The Polis working group on bike sharing held its last meeting in Madrid on 26-27 April. Five cities and regions: Madrid, Donostia-San Sebastian, Budapest, Milan, and Stuttgart Region presented their latest updates and plans on bike share, followed by a workshop on public procurement led by BikePlus.

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Cities perspective on C-ITS summarised in CIMEC publication

CIMEC has published a booklet providing a round up of the main project findings on the subject of C-ITS deployment in cities.

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Cities are invited to join the BuyZET City Observer Group

The EU-funded BuyZET project aims to understand and optimise the impact of public procurement activities on transport patterns in cities – and to find innovative and sustainable delivery solutions for goods and services.

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Sustainable Energy Week - Energy systems for smart mobility

ERRIN, European Regions Research and Innovation Network, and Polis are organising an event on “Energy systems for smart mobility” during the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2017).

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Polis and Polis members contributing to upcoming Velo-city cycling conference

Next to Polis member Arnhem-Nijmegen as host, members Dublin, Leuven, Nantes Metropole also contribute to an attractive programme of the 2017 Velo-city cycling conference, which will take place from 13th to 16th of June in the Arnhem and Nijmegen Region of the Netherlands. Polis hosts a panel debate.

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EC adopts legislative proposal concerning multi-modal information

The EC has just adopted a legislative proposal (in the form of a delegated regulation) concerning the provision of access to transport data, essentially public transport and other types of mobility services. This data, both static and dynamic, has to be made available via a national access point in a specified format over the 2019-2021 period.

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