InfoPolis #189
July 2018

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Dear members,

It was a pleasure to see so many of you in Paris at the very first meeting of our new Governance working group!

Policy approaches for transport innovation and disruption and how to make the most out of the technology revolutions that have an impact on our cities were discussed on day 1, together with Philippe Crist, Senior Advisor for Innovation and Foresight at the OECD’s International Transport Forum (ITF). On the second day Paris, Ghent, London and Madrid shared their experiences with urban vehicle access regulations to address air quality and congestion challenges. The meeting ended with a test journey on board of the new autonomous shuttles at La Défense (Paris). Presentations will be uploaded shortly here.

We are glad to inform you that last week we released the draft programme of the 2018 Annual Polis Conference. Please, make sure to secure your seats as soon as possible for our annual highlight which will take place on 22-23 November in Manchester, UK. Polis members can register up to three attendees for free. As usual, our Annual General Assembly is scheduled the day prior to the conference, the 21st of November. To register, please click here or visit the Polis conference webpage.

Last but not least, we would like to invite you to our next Parking Working group meeting in Prague on 14 September 2018. The meeting will be preceded by the EPA-Polis annual urban workshop on the 13th, which will gather about 80 professionals discussing recent developments in parking. If you wish to attend, please register here.

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For now, I wish you a pleasant read.

Kind regards,

Karen Vancluysen


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Polis Network News

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Transport challenges & opportunities for small & medium-sized cities

In response to a request from its members, Polis is starting to work on the specific transport issues facing small and medium sized cities. This will be the theme of the mobility session during the Nordic Edge conference (and exhibition) which Polis is organising during the afternoon of 26 September in Stavanger.

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Members in action

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European projects

TRACE Toolkit. Guidelines and recommendations on tracking walking & cycling

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Workshop on automated vehicles and traffic management

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The 3-year CITYLAB project (City Logistics in Living Laboratories) formally ended on 30 April 2018. A final update, focusing on our final conference and latest outputs, is provided here.

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Read the second issue of the CoEXist newsletter

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Publication of REFORM Good Practices

As part of the Interreg REFORM project, a consortium of seven organisations, located in five different European countries, supports the implementation and deployment of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) as an instrument for shifting mobility towards low-carbon patterns. This project gives particular attention to regions which play a central role to encourage the adoption of SUMPs by local authorities, including small towns and medium-sized cities.

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On 26 June, the first edition of the CIVITAS Webinar Series on MaaS took place. It discussed the how MaaS can be delivered sustainably. The next editions of the series are due in September and October, register here to learn about them. The recording and the slides are available now.

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Around Europe and beyond

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7th SUMP Award: Submit your application until 1 October!

Cities and regions are invited to submit an application for the European SUMP Award until Monday 1st October. The award is presented for excellence in sustainable urban mobility planning, this year specifically for its capacity to address multimodality.

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EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2018: Registration now open

Any town or city, from both Europe and further beyond, is invited to participate in EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2018, which will take place on 16-22 September 2018.

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