Issue #87
October 2013

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Dear members,

Professionals from all across Europe are registering to attend the 2013 Polis Conference. So does Europe's transport Commissioner Siim Kallas who will deliver a key note speech following the opening plenary session. In addition, we will be able to meet and learn from more than 40 local and regional authorities across Europe as well as from representatives of neighboring sectors such as health.

To make sure to benefit from this learning and networking opportunity we urge all our members to register quickly for the conference before all seats are taken!

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Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


EEO Webinar for policy makers today

The European Electromobility Observatory (EEO) invites cities and regions interested in electromobility to join today's webinar "Stimulating electric vehicle uptake". 30 Oct, 14-15h. Register here.

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Polis Network News

Registrations for 2013 Annual Polis Conference rocketing

Almost 200 particiants have already registered to attend this year's Annual Polis Conference, 4-5 December in Brussels. To benefit from free access to the conference, Polis members should quickly register and secure their seat! Also stay tuned about the accompanying events around the Conference, incl. the AGA, Horizon 2020 workshop, the opening Cocktail and the launch of the 'Thinking Cities' magazine, to name just a few.

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Members in action

Örebro presents ambitious targets in new Cycling Action Plan

The City of Örebro approved on the 22nd of October a new cycling action plan that sets an ambitious target of having one third of all trips made in Örebro by bicycle in 2020.

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European projects

First BESTFACT Best Practice cases published!

More than 50 best practice cases in the areas of Urban Freight, Green Logistics & Co-modality and eFreight have been published, including experiences from Polis' members Berlin, Utrecht and Bilbao.

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Around Europe and beyond

Last week to apply for 2013 SUMP Award!

Within the framework of its Sustainable Urban Mobility campaign, the European Commission opened the 2nd edition of the EU's Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) Award. Cities and regions can submit their applications until 1 November 2013 for the Award of EUR 10 000 on dotherightmix.eu.

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The European Electromobility Observatory (EEO) monitors EV uptake throughout Europe

Local, regional and national authorities as well as managers of electromobility projects are now encouraged to submit data about the respective region. A webinar for everyone interested in the EEO will be held on 30 October.

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Bikes outselling new cars across Europe

This week it was reported  that bike sales throughout Europe are soaring, and  new car sales have slumped to a 20 year low. These figures were seen in 23 countries across Eastern and Western Europe.

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