InfoPolis #136
February 2016

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Dear members,

within the next month, three Polis Working Groups are meeting to bring forward the topics of bike sharing schemes, road safety for vulnerable road users as well as open data, automated transport and multimodal information services. Read more about the meetings in this InfoPolis and register quickly to attend one or several of these meetings. Also don't hesitate to contact the responsible Polis staff to join the Working Groups and their mailing lists beyond the upcoming meetings!

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Yours sincerely,

Karen Vancluysen
Secretary General


International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC) 2016 call for papers

The International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC) brings together researchers and experts on cycling safety, this year on 3-4 November 2016 in Bologna, Italy. Call for paper is open until 30 April. More information. www.cyclingsafety.net

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Member in the Spotlight: Amsterdam’s new Strategy for Road Safety

The City of Amsterdam is preparing a new Strategic Plan for Road Safety. The Plan should help to reduce the number of road accidents taking into account that new safety issues in Amsterdam are mostly linked to the fight for limited space.

In general, road safety is a precondition in all infrastructure projects of the municipality. Additionally, national ‘Sustainable Safety’ guidelines were processed under the guidance of the Central Transport Commission (CVC), forming the basis of road design in Amsterdam. More than 90 per cent of accidents are caused by unsafe behaviour. Therefore, an important pillar is traffic education such as coherent road safety programs in all primary and secondary schools. In general, policy-making processes in Amsterdam change from a reactive to a more proactive approach to traffic safety.

Read the full story published in Thinking Cities, Issue 5, November/2015.

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