InfoPolis #205
May 2019

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Dear members,

The deadline to submit an abstract for the Polis conference is fast approaching. Don’t miss this opportunity to speak at our annual highlight in Brussels on 27-28 November and showcase your local transport innovations! The call for speakers is open until 19 May and can be downloaded here.

This year marks also the 30th anniversary of Polis! Join us for cocktails and sparkling conversations on a rooftop terrace in the centre of Brussels on 20 June. Register here!

After a successful joint meeting of the Polis Working Groups on active travel and road safety ended yesterday with more than fifteen cities and regions actively participating in the debate, I’d like to remind you of our upcoming Polis Working Group on Urban Freight taking place in Brussels on 15 May. The meeting is organised back to back with the BuyZET final event. More information is available in this newsletter.

We hope to see you soon at one of our meetings!

For now, I wish you a good read.

Karen Vancluysen

Secretary General


Polis Urban Freight Working Group: collaboration models between cities and industry

More info here.

World’s first 24 hour Ultra Low Emission Zone starts in London  

More infor here.

The Electromobility Platform’s contribution to the EC strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate-neutral economy by 2050 is now online on the platform’s website

More info here.

5 free VIP seats offered to Polis members for Intelligent Transport Conference 2019.

Contact icre@polisnetwork if interested.


Click here to view a list of all upcoming events.

Polis Network News

Submit your abstract by 19 May for the 2019 Polis Conference!

The call is open for speakers at the 2019 Polis Conference, which will take place in Brussels on 27-28 November at The Egg.

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Polis cities exchange experience on active travel and road safety

Sixteen cities and regions met on Wednesday 8 May in Brussels to exchange about their experience and problems with active travel modes as well as new shared mobility services. The Polis Working Group meeting was held during this week's UN Global Road Safety Week.

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Members in action

14 May 2019: Rotterdam, Brussels and Southampton presenting they procurement strategies for zero emission transport

BuyZET has just released a draft agenda for its final event taking place in Brussels on 14 May 2019. Registration is open until 9 May.

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Brussels reveals freight transport key figures in new report

Brussels Mobility has just published a report containing the key figures of freight transport in the Belgian capital.

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Join the NMS partner seminar and ITS European Congress side event: New Mobility Services in a Smart City context

On Monday 3 June 2019, the New Mobility Services (NMS) initiative - part of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities - organises a vibrant seminar about large-scale deployment of new mobility services in a smart city context.

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European projects

Urban traffic management and vehicle automation

As the MAVEN project enters its final straight, it will hold an event in Helmond on 6 June, taking advantage of the ITS congress, to share its main findings and conclusions.

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Conference: Clean energy, clean mobility

On 5th June 2019, the INTERREG project CleanMobilEnergy and EV Energy organise jointly the conference "Clean Energy, Clean Mobility" in Almere, in the province of Flevoland, in the Netherlands.

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Guidelines published on procuring zero emission delivery of goods and services in cities

The Handbook "Procuring zero emission delivery of goods and services", produced by the EU-funded BuyZET project, will help local authorities reduce the carbon footprint of their procurement activities.

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AQUISS produces a simple and reliable 24-hour forecast of air quality for cities and urban agglomerations

AQUISS, currently funded under the Copernicus Programme, produces a 24-hour forecast of air quality for cities and urban agglomerations based on freely available public open data sets and forecast services.

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New knowledge to boost walking and cycling revealed

Today's conference “Modal choice in a multimodal transport system” (in Brussels) reveals new insights on the impact transport interventions have and how people choose their mode of transport. The event concludes the CEDR funded ISAAC and STTRIDE projects. Webstream is available from 9.30-17.15h online.

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Do SUMPs promote inclusion and transport justice? Agenda available now!

The EU-funded INCLUSION project invites you to an interactive and lively event on 18 June 2019, in Groningen (The Netherlands).

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The GECKO project is looking for New Mobility Stakeholders

Will Mobility as a Service (MaaS) replace public transport? If not, what will the relationship be between them? What role should autonomous vehicles play in our cities? What effect will they have on pedestrians? How can we picture the use of drones in logistics? How should their use be regulated? How can passenger service be assured if we all use flexible mobility chains? What impact will this technical fragmentation have on passenger rights? These are some of the questions being addressed in the EU GECKO project.

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Around Europe and beyond

Towards a Greener Europe - preparation and implementation of effective sustainable mobility plans

In the framework of the Green Week, the South Poland House in Brussels organises a multi-stakeholder Seminar in Brussels, on 15th May 2019: “Towards a Greener Europe - preparation and implementation of effective sustainable mobility plans”.

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Cycle Education – Get on yer bikes!

Become a change agent and support the systemic shift to more cycling by learning about successful cycling innovations and change management in a course organised by Climate-KIC Education in Sweden/Denmark and the Netherlands.

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