Issue #96
March 2014

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Dear members,

Good news from the European institutions: the European parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of an updated lorry cab design, which will be a major step forward for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists in our cities.

I am also happy to renew our invitation to the upcoming working group meeting on health and transport on 7 and 8 April. Two more members - Dresden and Rome - have confirmed they will be presenting.

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Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


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CIVITAS Activity Fund - First Call for Proposals closing on 4 April

The first CIVITAS CAPITAL call to co-fund take-up activities in the field of sustainble urban mobility will close on 4 April. This call offers a total of EUR 120.000 in co-funding to support the take-up of sustainable urban mobility measures.

Read more about the call on the Polis website.

Sustainable Energy Europe & ManagEnergy Awards 2014

Friday 28 March is the final deadline to submit a clean transport project to the 2014 Sustainable Energy Europe & ManagEnergy Awards. Applicants will be able to adjust their application after the initial submission.

More information can be found on the European Sustainable Energy Week website.

New date for webinar on urban consolidation centers: 31 March, 19:00 CET

The next webinar organized by the Volvo Research Educational Foundation Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems - "The Dutch Experience" - will now take place on 31 March 19:00 CET (18:00 GMT).

More information on the webinars can be found on the Polis website.


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Polis Network News

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Members in action

Dresden and Rome to present active travel measures at the upcoming Polis working group meeting on health and transport

Two new speakers, Dresden and Rome, have confirmed their attendance at the upcoming Polis working group meeting on health and trasport on April 7-8 in Brussels. They will join London and Utrecht in sharing their best practices on active travel planning and measures.

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Greater London Authority selects suburbs to be funded through 'mini-Holland' scheme

Mayor Boris Johnson recently announced that eight of the outer boroughs shortlisted for the Greater London Authority's “mini-Hollands” programme will win funding for substantial and transformative change.

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European projects

ECOSTARS Forum "Cleaner Fleets: Authority meets Operator" - presentations now online

The ECOSTARS Forum "Cleaner Fleets: Authority meets Operator" took place on 19 March 2014 in Santander, Spain. The Forum marked the final event of the IEE co-funded ECOSTARS project.

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MOLECULES to host 3rd Interest Group meeting on "Electromobility, users and evaluation" in Barcelona on 3 April

MOLECULES project and Barcelona Municipality are hosting the 3rd MOLECULES Interest Group Workshop:"Electromobility, users and evaluation", in Barcelona on Thursday, 3rd April. The workshop is part of a larger programme, including test rides of MOTIT e-scooters and the SmartCEM pilot launch event on April 2nd.

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Rivas Vaciamadrid (Spain) and Ljubljana (Slovenia) win EU awards for sustainable urban mobility

The European Commission has announced the winners of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) Award for 2013 – Rivas Vaciamadrid (Spain) – and of the European Mobility Week Award – Ljubljana (Slovenia). Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas and Commissioner Janez Potočnik presented the cities with their awards at a joint award ceremony in Brussels on 24 March.

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News from the institutions

European Parliament Transport Committee sends out strong message to improve safety through truck design

The Transport Committee in the European parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of increasing safety requirements for lorry cab design. The revised rules on lorry dimensions will allow for cabs with improved visibility, especially important for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists in urban areas.

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Stakeholder consultation: carbon footprinting in the transport sector

Companies, public authorities, academia, associations and other stakeholders with an interest in the standardisation and harmonisation of carbon footprinting in the transport sector are invited to contribute to a new stakeholder consultation by the European Commission's Directorate General for Transport.

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Public consultation on sustainable & efficient freight transport schemes ends on 2 April

The public consultation by the European Commission on a new funding scheme for freight transport services is ending on 2 April.

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