InfoPolis #137
February 2016

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Dear members,

I am delighted to welcome three new member cities to the Polis network: Aarhus in Denmark, Jerusalem in Israel and Limerick in Ireland!

Limerick Smarter Travel is active to build awareness of SUMP processes at community level. Aarhus has already been involved in European initiatives such as the SWITCH and READY projects, while Jerusalem have made good use of the last Polis Conference to network with peers from other cities and prepare for involvement in H2020 projects. We hope to welcome also the new members to the Polis Working Groups and look foward to successful cooperation and exchange!

I would like to take this opportunity to encourage all members to get in contact with the responsible Polis staff members to join the Working Groups of their interest and be part of the respective mailing lists.

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For now, I wish you a pleasant read!

Yours sincerely,

Karen Vancluysen
Secretary General


Registrations filling up quickly for 3rd SUMP Conference

This year's central conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) is taking place in Bremen, DE, 12-13 April 2016. Only few places remain, register for free to attend.

Polis presented policy recommendations on real-time travel information

Polis' Daniela Stoycheva presented policy recommendations related to data, real-time travel information, intermodal solutions, involving the end-user at the final MyWay project conference in Barcelona last week. http://myway-project.eu/

Latest Tweets

@POLISnetwork: Looking forward to next week's @UrbanFutureConf! Meet Polis in sessions on #mutlimodality and #e-taxis! Programme: http://www.u...

@POLISnetwork: RT ‏@STARSEuropeOrg: #mobiptpstars FinConf. @STARSEuropeOrg parallel session: best case studies from implementation cities!

@POLISnetwork: RT @mobimaw: How effective is Personalised Travel Planning in changing bahaviour? Check out @PTPCycleEU results


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Polis Network News

Polis supports 2nd Urban Future Conference

The second edition of the Urban Future Conference is taking place from 2-4 March 2016 in Graz, Austria. Polis members can benefit from reduced conference fees. Polis Secretary General Karen Vancluysen will be speaking about multimodality in the context of pubic transport services and will chair a session e-taxis.

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European projects

Learn more about Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans - guidelines now available!

The Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans Portfolio, developed in the framework of the IEE ENCLOSE Project, is now available online for download.

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MyWay project on intermodality concluded, the app remains

The final workshop of MyWay project took place in Barcelona on 18 February 2016. MyWay App remains alive for cities and regions that would like to adopt it.

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Increase security in public transport: P-REACT Trial in Bologna

Petty Crime incidents such as theft, criminal damage and anti-social behaviour adversely impact the local socioeconomic environment. The P-REACT project trials its surveillance platform to prevent petty crime in public transport in Bologna on 31st of March.

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CIVITAS Workshop on Electromobility in cities - Presentation available

Under the CIVITAS CAPITAL umbrella, the meeting group on clean vehicles hosted an event on 16th and 17th February in Cologne to discuss the latest development in terms of electromobility in cities, both from the public and private transport perspectives.

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Growsmarter: newsletter available !

The GrowSmarter project was one of three projects chosen from over 19 submissions in 2014 to receive support from the European Commission’s ‘Smart cities and communities’ Horizon 2020 funding call. The additional two successful projects are Remourban and Triangulum. All three projects will be working closely together to maximise the impact and exchange of experiences.

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News from the institutions

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Around Europe and beyond

Do you know 'talent in mobility'? - deadline 8 April

The Talent in Mobility awards honour women and men working to nurture public transport and sustainable mobility across Europe. The awards are an extremely effective way of highlighting European actors who, at various stages of their career, deserve recognition from the profession as a whole.


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Outline Agenda available and registration now open: 3rd European Conference on SUMPs, Bremen, 12-13 April 2016

The 3rd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans takes place 12-13 April 2016 in Bremen, Germany and focuses on "Planning the efficient city". An outline Agenda is now available on Eltis.

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