Polis Newsletter
July 2019

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Photo: @ryrzny via TwitterDear colleagues,

last week I had the pleasure to connect with the global cycling community at Velo-city in Dublin. Polis’ views on the opportunities and challenges linked to micro-mobility and the regulatory approaches being introduced by our members, met with a lot of interest. Openness to policy-responsive innovation, dialogue between the public and private sector, and new forms of cooperation are part of our DNA and can contribute to cities reshaping their streets for more active travel!

Talking about successful events, do make sure to check out the draft Polis conference programme that we have just launched and book your seat now for next November in Brussels!

We also serve you with excellent reading material while sipping your summer cocktails, as the new issue of our Thinking Cities magazine once more features a range of exciting urban mobility stories from across the globe.

I wish you a nice read and a well-deserved summer break!

Karen Vancluysen
Secretary General


Cities and regions: apply now for the 8th SUMP Award

The theme of the European Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning is "Safe Walking and Cycling". Apply until 31st October 2019. Read more.

Polis Network News

2019 Polis Conference: Registrations open & Programme online!

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New SUMP guidelines for sustainable urban mobility planning are out and up for review

A draft of the new SUMP Guidelines was presented at the sixth annual SUMP Conference in Groningen on 17-18 June 2019. The text is now up for review until 9 July 2019.

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Join Get Our Cities Moving at AUTONOMY 2019 in partnership with Polis

We are proud to announce that we partnered with Autonomy Urban Mobility Summit in Paris to create a special event dedicated to innovative mobility in cities and regions, Get Our Cities Moving.

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New issue of Thinking Cities released: “Finding balance in the thinking city”

Polis and H3B Media launched the 12th issue of the magazine Thinking Cities at the SUMP conference in Groningen last week. The issue’s cover topic is: “Finding balance in the thinking city”.

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Road safety: European Commission sets out next steps towards “Vision Zero” including key performance indicators

On 19th June, the European Commission has published details as to how it intends to put its Strategic Action Plan on Road Safety into practice.

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Last days to register for European Road Safety Summer School

From 26-30 August 2019, the European Road Safety Summer School offers an international 5-day course in Mechelen, Belgium. Registration is possible until 14 July.

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Join the MORE Exchange Forum for designing better road space - 1st meeting 1/10 in Graz!

The MORE Exchange Forum is a platform to discuss ideas and provide feedback on the tools developed by the MORE project. The Exchange Forum will convene for the first time on 1 October 2019 in Graz, Austria.

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New automatic control of vehicle access restrictions in Rome

Photo: StockSnap via PixabayRome has installed technology to manage the "limited traffic zone" of the Tridente core area of the city centre, home to the Piazza del Populo and the Spanish Steps.

The electronic gates have been set up to enforce the vehicle restrictions in place since 2014.

The measures shall help to improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists and enhancing access for Tridente residents and local business.

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