Issue #100
May 2014

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Dear members,

For this 100th edition of InfoPolis, we have a reason to celebrate. Milan has been awarded the International Transport Forum's Transport Achievement Awards for its "Area C" road pricing scheme, a wonderful recognition for the city's hard work on innovative transport measures to reduce congestion. Congratulations to Milan!

You are also invited to read our overview about the EU Commission's plans to standardise publication of road traffic data, along with news from projects and other activities of the network.

I wish you a pleasant read!

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Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


Register now: 2nd European Electromobility Stakeholder Forum Meeting

The EU's three flagship electromobility projects will present their findings and plans on electromobility in Europe, covering topics such as roaming, standardisation, electric urban freight and the benefits of electric vehicles to society and the environment.

You can register and see the agenda on the event website.

VRUITS Second Interest Group Workshop

The VRUITS Second Interest Group Workshop "Safety and Mobility of Vulnerable Road Users - ITS applications addressing the needs of VRUs" will take place in Helsinki on 16th June 2014. A limited travel budget is available.

More information is available on the Polis website.

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Updated agenda: 1st European Conference on SUMP, Sopot 12-13 June

An updated agenda is available for the European SUMP platform from 12-13 June in Sopot, Poland. For more information please go to the conference website and register here.

Cities for Mobility Congress 2014: Registrations close on 23 May

Registrations for the 7th International Cities for Mobility Congress in Stuttgart from 1-3 June close on 23 May.

To register, please go to the congress website.


Click here to view a list of all upcoming events.

Polis Network News

Polis contributes positions papers on active travel and open specifications to 2014 ITF Annual summit

The two topics that were presented as a contribution to the ITF summit reflect on the one hand a long standing trade mark of Polis’s work - Intelligent Transport Systems in traffic management - and on the other hand Polis’s ability to be at the forefront of innovative approaches to transport policy - promoting active travel.

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Polis is holding an Expert forum at the 2014 Transport Publics event in Paris on 10 June

As part of the promotion Committee of the Transports Publics – The European Mobility exhibition 2014 edition, Polis is actively involved and will be organizing a debate of experts on the 10th of June in Paris on the theme “Towards a multimodal management of mobility in cities”.

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Members in action

City of Milan wins prestigious transport award

Italian city's road pricing scheme recognised by global transport body!

The municipality of Milan in Italy is the winner of the 2014 Transport Achievement Award for its AREA C urban road pricing scheme. This award is awarded annually by the Internation Transport Forum.

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Utrecht opens +4000 bicycle parking

The City of Utrecht has opened on the 19th of May a new bicycle parking for 4.200 bicycles. This is the largest bicycle parking in the city. The world largest bicycle parking (for 12.500 bicycles) will open in two years close to the Utrecht Central station.

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European projects

PTP-Cycle second newsletter online

The second issue of the PTP-Cycle newsletter is now available for download. PTP-Cycle is a European project using Personalised Travel Planning (PTP) methods to promote a shift from private motor vehicle use towards cycling, walking and public transport.

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Evaluating the tangible benefits of sustainable urban mobility measures: Submit your EVIDENCE!

Provide your evidence about the costs and benefits of investment made in sustainable transport measures and support thus further adoption of such measures.

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Save the date! MOLECULES national take-up seminar on electromobility initiatives in Grand Paris on June 26th

The MOLECULES project is organising a national take-up seminar on electromobility initiatives in the Grand Paris area on Thursday, June 26th 2014 in Marne la Vallée. The seminar will cover the financial, technical and social conditions settled during the project for the deployment of electromobility in the Grand Paris area.

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Agenda available for SITE Final Conference "Smart ticketing for mobility in Europe: The contribution of the Atlantic Area"

The SITE project comes to a conclusion with a final conference in Dublin, Ireland, on 13 June.

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News from the institutions

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Around Europe and beyond

Trends in reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars

The EU has established binding targets for CO2 emissions produced by cars. Recent reports have shown some positive trends in meeting these targets.

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Comparative study on fiscal incentives for electric vehicles

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) concludes that national fiscal policy can offer a powerful mechanism to reduce the effective total cost of ownership and entice consumers to purchase electric vehicles.

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OECD study estimates health impacts of air pollution

The OECD estimated the impacts of air pollution caused by road transport on people’s health.

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