Issue #92
January 2014

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Dear members,

We are pleased to invite you to the first Polis Working Group meeting in 2014: On the 11 February we will discuss "Road Safety and Vulnerable Road Users in Cities and Regions". The meeting takes place in Brussels and features an interesting selection of speakers representing cities, reserach, industry and associations. More in this InfoPolis. Please make sure to login as a member to the Polis website to access all details!

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Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


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Members in action

New 20mph limits will make Bristol roads safer

Roads in central Bristol are set to become much safer as a new 20mph speed limit was launched on the 21st of January 2014. This is the key message in a press release from the city council.

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SIMPLI-CITY project needs you: what is your opinion about transport apps?

Today the mobile internet is available almost everywhere. Nevertheless, the impact of the evolution has not arrived in road user information systems, apart very few exemptions. The European project SIMPLI-CITY - involving Polis member Bologna - contributes to solve this problem by adding a software layer to the hardware-driven "product" mobility.

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Brussels Public Transport continues to grow

Metros, buses and trams of the Brussels Public Transport operator STIB have performed 354,7 million journeys in 2013. 6 million more than in 2012.

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European projects

CH4LLENGE project on SUMP supports up to 30 follower cities

The first press release of the project presents achievements so far and what still lies ahead and shows the importance of the Urban Mobility Package for the project.

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Launch of 'Zero Emmission Urban Bus System' project marks a major milestone for greener urban transport

On the 23rd of January, the ZeEUS project on electric buses was launched in Brussels. 40 partners, amongst whom several Polis members and the Polis secretariat are committed to make this innovative project  a success. The project is coordinated by the UITP and aims at extending the fully electric solution to a wider part of European urban bus networks.

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Around Europe and beyond

Call for Paper for the 42nd European Transport Conference - deadline 5 February

The 42nd European Transport Conference will take place in Frankfurt from 29 September to 1 October. The European Transport Conference (ETC) connects the worlds of research, consultancy, policy and practice. The deadline for abstract submission is 5 February 2014.

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White Book of Truck & Bus World Forum 2013

Polis supported the 2013 Truck & Bus World Forum (21-22 November 2013). The White Book sums up the conference and is titled "Next steps for global sustainable transport solutions". Download it here.

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