InfoPolis #165
May 2017

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Dear members,

In the coming weeks Polis is organising two working groups meetings. On 19 May our Working Group on Traffic efficiency and Mobility will meet in Brussels to discuss automated vehicles and Mobility as a Service in view of the upcoming Polis position paper on these topics. I would also like to remind you of the CIMEC final conference taking place the day before, where the project will share its main findings regarding C-ITS and what plans are required for cities to move towards C-ITS deployment.

The next Urban Freight Working Group meeting will be held on Monday 22 May and is organised back-to-back with the EC Collaborative Innovation Days - Urban Logistics Workshop on the 23rd of May.

The CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project has launched a call for applications for its Innovation Pilot Pool (IPP): If you are interested in joining its activities and help SUMP development in European cities, you have time until 24th May 2017 to apply.

Last but not least, the call for speakers for this year’s Polis conference on 6 and 7 December in Brussels is open until 29 May and we are looking forward to receiving many proposals from your side on your urban transport innovations!

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For now, I wish you a pleasant read.

Kind regards,

Karen Vancluysen


Polis delivered a presentation about MaaS and local government at the MaaS Alliance conference in Brussels on 2 May 2017.

Presentation here.

On Wednesday 17 May 2017, Polis project officer, Thomas Mourey will present the project FREVUE at a seminar for regions and regional offices in Brussels.

More info here.

Ivo Cré presented at the Taxi and Mobility Update 2018 Conference.

More info here.

Karen Vancluysen talked about Integrating urban rail in a multimodal urban transport system at an urban rail conference hosted by the Maltese Presidency with the support of UNIFE, POLIS, UITP and EUROCITIES.

The press release is here.


Click here to view a list of all upcoming events.

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European projects

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News from the institutions

Will your city be the next capital of innovation?

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"Save Lives - #SlowDown" is the campaign name of this week's UN Global Road Safety Week

The Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week focuses on speed management  as a key risk factor. "Save Lives - #SlowDown" seeks to increase understanding of the dangers of speed. The campaign aims to generate action on measures to address speed, thereby saving lives on the roads.

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SUTP Webinar "Road safety, active mobility & health"

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