InfoPolis #134
January 2016

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Dear members,

a happy, healthy and joyful new year to all of you and welcome to the first edition of InfoPolis in 2016!

The beginning of this new year is packed with relevant and interesting events: Later this month, we invite cities, regions, the EU institutions and associations for breakfast to introduce Polis' latest policy paper on the smart cities. Until March alone, the Polis Working Groups on bike sharing, road safety, traffic efficiency and parking will meet.

Read details about these and many more events in this InfoPolis and also keep an eye on the Polis website's events calendar. Also our overview of key events helps identifying the most relevant events for you throughout the year.

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For now, I wish you a pleasant read!

Yours sincerely,

Karen Vancluysen
Secretary General


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Deadline to become a FLOW Exchange City is Friday 15 January

The FLOW project is recruiting cities as either Exchange or Follower cities that are interested to learn and exchange on modelling practices. Aim is to maximise the congestion reducing potential of walking and cycling measures. Read more.


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Polis Network News

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Polis road safety and ITS/traffic management meetings

Save the date: Transport for London will host Polis Working Group meetings on road safety and on Traffic Efficiency & Mobility on 2 and 4 March 2016 respectively. In between, on 3 March, workshops of the VRUITS, CIMEC and CODECS projects will be held.

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Members in action

Join the European Cycling Challenge 2016!

After a succesful 2015 edition, the City of Bologna relauched the "European Cycling Challenge 2016 - ECC2016" and is now inviting European Cities and their urban cyclists to the fifth edition of this friendly urban commuters competition which will take place throughout the month of May 2016.

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European projects

CIVITAS Insight 06 is now available

The CIVITAS Insight 06 called "Access regulations to facilitate cleaner and better transport" is now available and online on the CIVITAS Website, in the key publications section.

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New SWITCH newsletter is published

The third issue of the SWITCH project is now ready for download. SWITCH stands for a personalised travel planning process; addressing people at points of change in their life to change their travel behaviour by substituting short car trips with active travel choices like walking and cycling.

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The new CityMobil2 newsletter is available

The sixth issue of the CityMobil2 newsletter has been released and is now available for downloading on CityMobil2 website.

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Detailed programme available! STARS, PTP-Cycle and MOBI projects Final Conference, 18 February 2016, Brussels

MOBI, PTP-Cycle, and STARS projects will organise a conference on 18 February 2016 in Brussels to present results and share knowledge with European cities on embedding cycling culture in schools, delivering personalised travel advice, and promoting sustainable mobility among employees through gamification.

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Around Europe and beyond

Call for data on local employment in the cycling sector in European cities and regions: Deadline extended to 31 January 2016

The World Health Organisation has launched a call for data inviting European cities, town and regions to collect local information on the job creation potential of cycling at the local level, and help understand how cycling is contributing to green growth in the Union.

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The 11th European Urban and Regional Planning Awards

The European Council of Spatial Planners (ECTP-CEU), with the support of the Committee of Regions is organising the 11th European Urban and Regional Planning Awards in Spring 2016. This year's Award will give recognition to planning strategies, schemes or developments which make an outstanding contribution to the quality of life in urban and rural regions of Europe, including sustainable mobility projects.

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