Issue #102
June 2014

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Dear members,

I am happy to announce the dates and call for speakers for the Annual Polis Conference have been released. This year's conference will take place from 27-28 November in Madrid. You are invited to submit your papers until 4 July. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have questions about the conference and the call.

Other news this week include the results of a new Eurobarometer on European's satisfaction with Public Transport. More than two thirds of citizens are happy with public transportation in their city - but there is still a lot of potential for citizens to use it on a more regular basis.

I wish you a pleasant read!

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Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


Presentations available: 1st European Conference on SUMP

Presentations from the 1st European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, which took place from 12-13 June in Sopot, can now be downloaded from the ENDURANCE project website.

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MOLECULES national take-up seminar in Marne-la-Vallée, France, 26 June

The MOLECULES national take-up seminar will take place on Thursday, June 26th from 10:00 to 12:00. For registrations, please contact fboschetti@polisnetwork.eu

More information is available on the MOLECULES project website.


Click here to view a list of all upcoming events.

Polis Network News

Call for Speakers: 2014 Annual Polis Conference (27-28 November, Madrid)

The Annual Polis Conference provides an opportunity for cities, metropolitan areas and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience and for the wider transport community to engage with representatives of city and regional authorities on innovative transport solutions.

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Members in action

Arnhem Nijmegen launches pilot project for fast bikeway direction signs

The Arnhem Nijmegen urban area has embarked in May 2014 on a pilot project for direction signs on fast bikeways in the municipalities Overbetuwe, Beuningen, Duiven and Nijmegen-Noord.

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European projects

CH4LLENGE Universities for young professionals

The CH4LLENGE project addresses the four most pressing challenges in the development and implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) - Participation, Institutional cooperation, Measure identification and Monitoring and evaluation.

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Economic benefits of sustainable transport measures: submit your evidence

The EVIDENCE project is looking for evidence of the proven economic benefits of sustainable transport measures and initiatives.  The reviewed evidence will lead to a report whose purpose is to help politicians and transport practitioners understand the economic return on investment that can be achieved through increasing expenditure on sustainable transport.

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Modelling World Conference: Appraising transport & infrastructure projects

At the recent Modelling World Conference in London, economic appraisal of large (infrastructure) development projects was very much at the core of presentations and discussion.

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Call for cities: Join the ICT-Emissions exploitation group

The ICT-Emissions project  is looking for cities to join the exploitation group. The project offers the possibility to apply its integrated methodology to evaluate the impact of ICT-related measures on mobility, vehicle energy consumption and CO2 emissions of vehicle fleets at the local scale.

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News from the institutions

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EU reference scenario published on upcoming goals and trends in transport, energy and emissions

The EU is preparing for the next goals in energy and climate beyond 2020. A Reference Scenario for the EU Energy, Transport and Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) trends until 2050 has been produced.

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EU pushes for better multimodal travel planning solutions

Simultaneously to the 10th European ITS Congress in Helsinki, the European Commission released its analysis on the state of the art of multimodal travel planners and plans for the way forward.

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Funding opportunities and partner search

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Around Europe and beyond

Call for Papers: Velo-city Nantes 2015

Papers can now be submitted for Velo-city 2015 in Nantes organized by Nantes Métropole in partnership with the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF).

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