InfoPolis #149
September 2016

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Dear Polis members,

Even though the summer sun has been hanging around a bit longer, activities and events have fully started again, within Polis as well as the projects we are involved in together with you. This issue of InfoPolis tells you more about the Air Quality and procurement workshop we just held in Paris, the successful urban freight study tour in London, and our participation in the World Collaborative Mobility Congress, which welcomed Polis’ views on shared mobility. Check out upcoming workshops within the C-ITS projects CODECS and CIMEC as well, along with the new project MAVEN that is kicking off. We also invite you to read the latest CIVITAS Insight on e-mobility, authored by Polis!

Check out if you would qualify to apply for the EPA Awards 2017 with one of your local innovations, organized by of one of our strategic partners, the European Parking Association.

Next week, we’ll also release an updated version of our annual conference programme, make sure to book your seats as soon as possible!

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I wish you a pleasant read and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events and meetings!

Kind regards,



Polis attended kick-off meeting of Interreg North Sea Region’s in Amsterdam, 12-13 September

Project Manager Florinda Boschetti attended the kick-off meeting in Amsterdam of the newest Interreg North Sea Region’s project SEEV4-CITY focusing on electric vehicles, renewables smart grids.

More info here.

WOCOMOCO World Collaborative Mobility Conference held in Warsaw, 7-8 September

Secretary General Karen Vancluysen, Florinda Boschetti, and Péter Dalos of BKK Centre for Budapest Transport, attended the annual WOCOMOCO World Collaborative Mobility Conference in Warsaw on 7-8 September.

Presentation available here.

Polis took part in the organisation of the FREVUE / CIVITAS CAPITAL study tour on urban freight in London, 7-8 September

Together with Polis’ member Transport for London (TfL), project officers Giacomo Lozzi and Thomas Mourey took part in the organisation of the FREVUE / CIVITAS CAPITAL study tour on urban freight in London on 7 & 8 September. Transport for London hosted the related Working Group meeting on urban freight, chaired by Polis President Rotterdam.

Polis presented the city perspective on new ITS developments in Brussels, 7 September

Suzanne Hoadley presented the city perspective on new ITS developments at a workshop organised by the House of the Dutch provinces in Brussels on 7 September.

Polis attended the Workshop on Air Quality and Clean Vehicles Procurement in Paris, 12-13 September

Polis together with Polis member Paris organised a workshop on Air Quality and Clean Vehicles Procurement in European Cities on 12-13 September in Paris. Polis Director Karen Vancluysen moderated one of the days.

Polis at #EUCyclingStrategy launch event in Brussels, 14 September

Florinda Boschetti represented Polis at the launch event of an #EUCyclingStrategy on 14 September in Brussels. The initiative promoted by the European Cyclists’ Federation aims to develop a blueprint for an European Cycling Strategy which will recommend objectives and define actions falling within EU competence.

More info here.


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Polis Network News

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Results of the CIVITAS CAPITAL Workshop on Air Quality and Clean Vehicles Procurement in European Cities

The workshop on Air Quality and Clean Vehicles Procurement in European Cities took place on 12 and 13 of September 2016 in Paris. It was organised jointly by Polis and Polis member Paris.

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CIVITAS FORUM Conference 2016 – less than two weeks to the start

This year’s CIVITAS FORUM Conference will take place on 28-30 September in Gdynia, Poland under the theme "SHAPING THE MOBILITY OF TOMORROW". As usual, Polis will actively participate.

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European projects

SIMON Project on disabled parking on track!

The SIMON Project continues its activities to explore the deployment of new technologies and services to enhance the mobility of disabled and elderly citizens. The pilot sites (Madrid, Lisbon, Parma and Reading) are issuing a new model of parking badge that includes the elements to connect with the SIMON system.

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CIVITAS Insight on e-mobility and its relation to SUMP released

Cities play a key role in promoting electric vehicles. Ideally, they would blend a structured and effective e-mobility strategy with a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan helping to improve air quality and reduce noise, energy and car dependency.

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Successful urban freight study tour by FREVUE and CIVITAS CAPITAL

More than 40 urban freight stakeholders took part in a study tour on urban freight organised in London on 7 & 8 September 2016 by the two European projects FREVUE and CIVITAS Capital, in which Polis and several members are involved.

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Automated vehicles and urban traffic management

Local authorities and other urban road stakeholders are invited to share their questions and views on the role and impact of increasingly automated vehicles on urban roads and traffic management at a workshop organised by the new H2020 project MAVEN, which commences on 1 September 2016.

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C-ITS and cities workshop

The third ‘C-ITS and cities’ workshop, organised jointly by the CIMEC and CODECS project, will take place in Barcelona during the afternoon of Monday, 14 November 2016.

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CIVITAS projects addressing urban road congestion join forces at the CIVITAS Forum Conference

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2016 takes place on 28-30 September in Gdynia, Poland. Among its many interesting presentations is also the one on “Tackling congestion, a joint approach from 3 CIVITAS projects: FLOW, TRACE and CREATE”

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Around Europe and beyond

Apply now for the EPA Awards 2017

The EPA Award is a prestigious award established by the European Parking Association for excellence in parking. The awards are granted in five categories every two years at the EPA congress. The deadline for entries is January 12, 2017.

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IRU International Taxi Forum 5 Nov 2016, Cologne, Germany

IRU organizes its 7th International Taxi Forum in Cologne under the heading: Taxi – anytime, Anywhere 4.0.

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Expert seminar New governance and investment strategies in metropolitan regions

The Rotterdam-The Hague Region in the Netherlands representation is organising jointly with the OECD and the Urban Intergroup of the European Parliament an expert seminar in Brussels on 29th of September on the topic of investment strategies and governance.

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Paris Cable car Project validated, operational by 2021

The Syndicat des Transports d'Ile-de-France (STIF) has validated the "Cable A" Project with a massive investment of 120 million euros. While the operational business model of this cable car remains to be seen, the project should come to an end by 2021.

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Nordic Edge conference on Smart Cities: 6-7 October, Stavanger (Norway)

Nordic Edge is organising the 2016 ‘Smart Cities’ conference on October 6-7 in Stavanger, Norway. The conference will be a great opportunity for exchanging knowledge and get inspired by decision makers from cities and municipalities, smart technology providers, change-making companies, startups, forward-thinking universities and dynamic organisations.

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