Polis Newsletter
Winter | Feb 2012

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Welcome to the Polis public newsletter!

Following the 2011 Polis Annual General Assembly, we would like to congratulate Perugia for its election as the Polis President in 2012. We look forward to a fruitful cooperation and to the 2012 Annual Polis Conference, which will take place in this pretty Italian city in November.

Polis is a network of European cities and regions working together to deploy innovative technologies and policies for a more sustainable mobility. Polis fosters cooperation and partnerships across Europe in order to make research and innovation in transport accessible to cities and regions...

Enjoy your read,
Polis secretariat


New initiatives in 2012

Among the new activities starting in 2012, Polis works on an integrated uptake of Smart Connected Electromobility applying ICT services (MOLECULES project), and on a European sustainable urban mobility campaign promoting "the right mix" across Europe.

Eltis Award at TRA 2012

The best paper on urban transportation will be honoured with the Eltis Award at this year's Transport Research Arena (TRA 2012), 23-26 April 2012 in Athens, Greece.

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Polis Network News

Release of the Polis position statement on research/cooperation needs for urban & regional network management and ITS

Following intense consultation of its membership, in particular with the working group on mobility and traffic efficiency, Polis has prepared a position statement which provides an overview of the needs of local authorities (cities and regions) for research, cooperation and knowledge transfer in the area of transport network management and ITS.

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Call for cities to join Bologna for a cycling challenge

The city of Bologna and the local transport authority SRM will launch a contest of European cities to challenge each other on transport cycling mileage in May 2012. Cities interested  to join should get in contact before 15 February 2012.

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Urban hub "BentoBox" fosters cargo bike deliveries in Berlin

Last week, the city of Berlin presented the “BentoBox”, Europe’s first prototype of a flexible collection station for packages, little packets and smaller sachets. The station was combined with the deployment of innovative cargo bikes to achieve quick, cost efficient, emission free and almost silent distribution of goods.

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2011 Polis Conference: Presentations online

The presentations given at the 2011 Polis Conference on 29 and 30 November are available online. Download the presentations you followed and those you missed: http://www.polisnetwork.eu/presentations

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