Polis Newsletter
Winter | Jan 2013

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Welcome to the Polis public newsletter!

We are pleased to announce that the city of Perugia was re-elected for Polis presidency in 2013 at the Annual General Assembly. Congratulations to the president! Read more about Perugia's transport solutions including escalators and the minimetro in this newsletter.

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

Enjoy your read,
Polis secretariat


Video clip of Polis Conference in Perugia

Representatives of more than 40 European cities gathered at the 2012 Annual Polis Conference. Get an insight by watching the video clip and download the presentations.

Polis Network News

European Electromobility Observatory launched

The European Commission launched a new instrument to track the uptake of electromobility in Europe: the European Electromobility Observatory (EEO). Polis is part of the consortium implementing the EEO.

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TIDE call for champion cities open

The mission of the European-funded TIDE project is to enhance the broad transfer and take-up of 15 innovative urban transport and mobility measures throughout Europe and to make a visible contribution to establish them as mainstream measures. TIDE will select ten champion cities to develop concrete and tailored implementation scenarios which will help them integrate one of the TIDE innovative measures in their local transport policy.

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Göteborg's congestion charge on track: traffic down 20 per cent - update

The Göteborg congestion charge was launched on 1 January 2013. First reports after week 1 and week 2 of the scheme show that it is working as expected. The congestion charge is part of the West Swedish Agreement that aims to create an attractive, sustainable and growing region.

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How to assess the impact of ICT-measures on road transport emissions will be discussed at workshop with the automotive industry on 7 March

The ICT-Emissions project will organise its second exploitaiton group meeting on 7th March in Brussels. Participation is open to stakeholders from the automotive industry and OEMs.

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Amsterdam Open Data Program winner of World Smart Cities Awards 2012

The city of Amsterdam has won the World Smart Cities Awards 2012 with its Open Data Program for transport and mobility. This program aims at improving the accesibility of the city. It is a part of the Amsterdam Smart City approach.

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Launch of the platform for the electrification of surface transport - SAVE THE DATE: 19 March

The Platform for the Electrification of Surface Transport is organising a panel discussion on the electrification of transport at the European Parliament on Tuesday, 19 March 2013, from 18:30 to 20:30.

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Minimetro, escalators & elevators for better transport in Perugia

Polis president Perugia has initiated several transport projects in the framework of its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) and offers alternative mobility solutions needed in hill top cities. This includes escalators and the minimetro, which are fully integrated into the traditional public transport system. Read more.


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