Polis Newsletter
March 2019

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Dear colleagues,

With unprecedented numbers of people walking, cycling and using electric scooters, the demand for a safer urban environment is ever increasing. The review of the General Safety Regulation is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to bring safer and cleaner vehicles into the public space. For local and regional authorities, two innovations can deliver significant benefits for the urban environment: Intelligent Speed Assistance and an improved standard for trucks and vans cab design. Read our full statement here.

I am glad to announce that the call for exhibitors and sponsors at the 2019 Polis Conference is open. Do not miss this opportunity to increase your profile and visibility among European cities and regions and other transport experts from across Europe! Watch out for the call for speakers as well, which will be launched at the end of this month.

I wish you a nice read!
Karen Vancluysen
Secretary General


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Polis Network News

Call open for exhibitors and sponsors at 2019 Polis Conference

This is an excellent opportunity to increase your profile and visibility among European cities and regions and other transport experts from across Europe. The 2019 Polis Conference takes place on 27 and 28 November at The Egg in Brussels.

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Milan launches Area B, Italy’s largest Low-Emission Zone

In a bid to tackle air pollution and congestion, Milan has restricted access to the city for gasoline and diesel vehicles, thus introducing the largest low emission zone in Italy.

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Register now! Urban Nodes Forum, 3-4 April 2019, Budapest

The first URBAN NODES FORUM in Budapest (3-4 April) focuses on the central role of Urban Nodes in the TEN-T networks and is organised as part of the VITALNODES project, in which Polis is involved.

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Registrations open for the 2019 SUMP Conference in Groningen

Registrations are now open for the 6th Conference on Sustainable Mobility Plans, which Polis is co-organising through its involvement in Eltis. The event will take place in Groningen, the Netherlands, on 17-18 June and will focus on providing support to sustainable and active cities within the SUMP context

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CEDR Conference discusses Modal Choice in a Multimodal Transport System

On 9 May 2019 in Brussels, a European conference will wrap up CEDR’s Research Programme on “User Needs in a multimodal context”, in which Polis is involved as partner. The event will discuss new tools to understand the impact of new technologies, walking and cycling measures, on modal choice and on road safety.

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Practitioners welcome at European Road Safety Summer School

Polis proudly supports the 2019 European Road Safety Summer School from 26-30 August 2019 in Mechelen, Belgium. We invite cities, regions and other professionals interested in road safety to register for the 5 day course.

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General Safety Regulation: Final Negotiations are Underway

Under the 3rd Mobility Package active safety measures such as Intelligent Speed Assitance, Automatic Emergcy Breaking as well as Event Data Records and safer design of vehicles have been proposed by the European Commission and have receved broad support from the European Parliament and Council.The final trilogue discussion between the European institutions is planned for the end of this month. This is a unique opportunity to bring safer vehicles on city roads and protect vulnerable road users.

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Brussels regulates free-floating mobility services

Over the past few months, an increasing amount of new e-scooter sharing schemes and free-floating sharing bicycles have rolled out on the streets of Brussels. But what is the impact of these new mobility services on the city?

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New freight action plan for London

Trucks and light commercial vehicles account for around one third of road traffic in central London during the morning peak.

The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) issued a new Freight and Servicing Action plan that stipulates how the number of freight vehicles can be reduced by 10% by 2026 during the morning peak - while still meeting the freight and servicing needs of London’s growing population and economy.

The plan includes cooperation with boroughs, businesses and the freight and servicing industry as a key factor and envisages more click and collect points at Underground stations.

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