Issue #65
November 2012

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Dear members,

many of you are currently planning their travel to the 2012 Polis Conference and the Annual General Assembly (AGA). There are only few seats left for the conference, so do not wait to register! To help you plan your travel we collected practical information on airports and hotels.

Please also confirm your participation in the AGA by completing the online registration form accordingly at http://www.polisnetwork.eu/registration.

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Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


New academic programme for transport professionals

"Global Challenges in Transport": Oxford University will launch leadership programme for professionals in March 2013. Read more.

Last week to apply for SUMP award

Friday, 9 November sees the deadline apply for the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan award. EUR 10.000 are available to recognise the efforts of European cities. Apply here.

Latest Tweets

@POLISnetwork: @CitiesforAll Noise pollution project CityHush is holding final expert seminar + city workshop on 11 Dec 2012 via @POLISnetwork - http://www.pol...

@POLISnetwork: Polis members discuss the European ITS Action plan in Amsterdam at the WG meeting on mobility and traffic efficiency.

@NeelieKroesEU: Congratulations to Jean-Pierre Medevielle for his #iMobility lifetime achievement award at #ITS Vienna


Click here to view a list of all upcoming events.

Polis Network News

Active travel can drive urban economic growth and contribute to citizens health

Experts in health, city planning, environment and transport from Europe and the United States, including several local authorities, debated at workshop in Brussels on 30 October on integrating health aspects in transportation planning to improve urban mobility and gain substantial savings in public health.

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Catalonia presents new bus network with High Level of Service at 2012 Polis Conference

Last week, 4 new lines of Catalonia's brand new interurban bus network with High Level of Service (BHLS) started their service. At this year's Polis Conference session "Promoting quality of public transport" Catalonia will share their experience on the new HOV-BUS lane, located in one of the most congested highways towards Barcelona.

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Members in action

Utrecht: congestion bonus works!

Research shows that the Dutch project 'Spitsvrij' is beneficial to society. 'Spitsvrij' combines a series of actions of which the rewarding of commuters to stay out of peak hour traffic is the most remarkable. The project "Spitsvrij" makes people more aware of their travel choices and decreases congestion.

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Tallinn international conference on Free Public Transport - presentations available.

On October 26th, Tallinn held an international conference on free public transport. The event was organised to discuss the European potential of free public transport. Tallinn is set to make its public transport free of charge for passengers from 1 january 2013 onwards.

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Rotterdam hosts BargetoBusiness 2012 - 12-13 December

Polis member Rotterdam hosts this year's edition of BargetoBusiness. The conference brings the latest waterfreight stories and round table discussions with corporate leaders on the practical steps how to integrate waterway transport in sustainable supply chains.

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European projects

Reducing transport noise in cities: CityHush and Hosanna toolbox to be presented in Stockholm

On 10 and 11 December, the two EU co-funded projects CityHush and Hosanna invite you to Stockholm to learn about the tools developed to reduce transport noise in cities. A dedicated workshop for local authorities is part of the programme on 11 December.

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TIDE project: you decide which innovative urban transport measures are worth exploring!

The TIDE projects invites to suggest and prioritise innovative measures in the field of pricing, non-motorised modes, advanced traffic management for traveller information systems, electric mobility and public transport organisation. This survey will help the TIDE project to decide which innovative urban transport measures should be explored in the course of the three years of project activity. TIDE will support 15 cities in planning the implementation of the selected measures.  

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Clean Vehicle Portal to be upgraded to encourage more joint procurement in Europe

A kick-off meeting of the Clean Vehicle Portal Upgrade took place in Brussels on 26 October 2012 to define the exact aims and procedure to follow for the upgrade of the portal.

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News from the institutions

TEN-T events: registrations to open at the beginning of November

Registrations for the 2012 TEN-T Day (28 November) and the 2012 TEN-T Calls for Proposals Info Day (29 November) events are set to open at the beginning of November.

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Around Europe and beyond

Noise exposure estimation methods in the EU compared

A new study has investigated five methods (END, VBEB, NEAREST, ALE and CLOSEST) of estimating noise exposure and identified some of the reasons for variation in the data they produce.

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Contribute to the EPA parking dataset!

EPA is carring out an update of the project “Data Collection” with the aim of getting a better knowlegde of the big figures of the parking industry throughout Europe, in order to better represent the parking sector’s interests and demonstrate its relevance in urban areas. An easy to fill in questionnaire has been developed to submit the data. The deadline for submission is 13 December 2012.


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