Issue #79
June 2013

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Dear members,

We are pleased to welcome Southampton as a new member in the Polis network! We are delighted to work with Southampton and look forward a fruitful cooperation and an excellent integration to the network!

Last week, we briefed you on ongoing initiatives on electromobility on the European level with the release of the 'Polis Electromobiliy Agenda'. This week, it is time to shape the Polis position on Clean Power for Transport: An invitation to comment on the draft position and join a web conference on Monday 17 June has been sent to you yesterday. More information can also be found in this InfoPolis.

Following the request of many authors, the deadline for abstracts for this year's Polis Conference has been prolonged for Polis members: Please submit your abstracts until Friday, 14 June online!

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Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


Save the date: 2013 Polis AGA on 3 December

This year's Annual General Assembly (AGA) for Polis members will take place on 3 December 2013 in the afternoon, in conjunction with the 2013 Annual Polis Conference. Invitations will follow.

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Polis Network News

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Polis held workshop on local authorities and European networking

Polis held a workshop in Dublin on 5 June on the benefits of European networking for local authorities. Various practical examples were shown of how Dublin had adopted measures implemented elsewhere, such as the bicycle counting machine (seen in Aalborg) and the joint running of trams and buses at stops (seen in Dresden).

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Register now for the EPA-Polis Parking Workshop - Dublin 10 September 2013

How can we make on street parking a success? That is the question EPA and Polis try to answer on the 3rd EPA-Polis workshop to take place in Dublin, the day before the EPA congress. Presentations from TU Dresden, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Lille, EPA and Polis are currently confirmed.

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Polis and H3B Media join forces for exciting "Thinking Cities" multimedia project

Polis, the network of European cities and regions for innovative transport solutions, and H3B Media, publishers of Thinking Highways magazine, are pleased to announce the launch of a joint venture multimedia project, Thinking Cities.

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Updated Polis Brochure available!

Explaining Polis, the network's members, role, topics and activities on 8 pages is a challenge! As of today, the updated edition of the Polis brochure is available in which we let more members explain why they work in Polis and illustrate the network's activities with new examples.

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Members in action

Brussels region invests in mobile speed enforcement

The Brussels Region is one of the first Belgian authorities to use mobile speed cameras. The region takes this measure because the surprise effect of fixed speed cameras has dissepated, says Regional transport minister Brigitte Grouwels.

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European projects

First meeting of POSSE Forum on open specs & standards in traffic management held in Dublin on 4 June

City authorities, highways authorities and universities from across Europe and beyond joined the POSSE Open ITS Systems Forum in order to learn more about open specifications and standards for ITS and to understand how they can benefit from open systems approaches.

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SUMP-SEAP International Experience Exchange Workshop

The Workshop will bring experts in the field of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) and Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) together. Transport and energy practitioners from local authorities are invited.

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Methodology for evaluating the impacts of ITC/ITS measures on mobility. Report available!

ICT-Emissions project has published a novel and comprehensive methodology to evaluate the impact of ICT/ITS-related measures on mobility, vehicle energy consumption and CO2 emissions of vehicle fleets at the city scale.

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Conference: "Innovative tools for energy management in Smart cities" during the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2013

MOLECULES project will present its approach to deploy electro-mobility in intelligent cities at event on "Innovative tools for energy management in Smart cities"  during EUSEW 2013 at the Puglia Region offices in Brussels on Tuesday, June 25th.

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ECOSTARS Europe nominated for EUSEW Award

Polis members CDV, Edinburgh and Rotterdam have set up the ECOSTARS fleet recognition scheme, and have been nominated for the Sustainable Energy Europe (SEE) Award. The Award recognises outstanding projects in energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and clean transport.

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Smartfusion released a Special Report Newcastle

Smartfusion project on urban freight logistics released its second newsletter.

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Around Europe and beyond

Call for cities and regions to apply for E-Visionary Award

The E-Visionary Award is presented by the World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) to recognize cities and regions for their initiatives to support the uptake of electric vehicles and for making Electric Mobility a reality in the lives of their inhabitants. Deadline to apply is 1 September.

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Cycling Barometer: ECF launches a new benchmark for the promotion of cycling in Europe

The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) has launched a new benchmarking report which provides a multi-dimensional view on cycling in all 27 EU countries.

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