InfoPolis #116
March 2015

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Dear members,

March is bringing along loads of relevant events. Conferences were held on the EC White Paper and Smart Cities by the European Social and Economic Committee, and on transport research needs by ERTRAC, the technology platform for road transport. Polis' new working group on bike sharing schemes was also formally established and held its first meeting.

Still coming up are workshops on ITS tools for safer cycling, electric vehicles and urban freight, just to name a few. Read more about all these networking and learning opportunities in this InfoPolis!

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I wish you a pleasent read!

Yours sincerely,
Karen Vancluysen
Executive Director


European Commission's 5th ITS Conference

The 5th EC conference on ITS will take place in Brussels on 24 April 2015 under the banner ‘A Digital Strategy for Mobility: from capacity to connectivity’. Read more.

2015 Polis Conference call for speakers to open soon

Mark your diary: On 30 March, Polis will publish the call for speakers for this year's Polis Conference (19-20 November in Brussels). Our members are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts!

Latest Tweets

@POLISnetwork: Registration now open! Smart Urban Freight Conference 2015, 3 June, Berlin http://www.polisn... #Smartfusion #Freight #Logistics

@POLISnetwork: RT @RightMixEU: Congratulations to @AytoMurcia, #Ostersund and #Vienna that have been selected for the European @mobilityweek award: http://bit.ly/1MRmMT4

@POLISnetwork: Welcome Arnhem Nijmegen, Berlin, Budapest, Gothenburg, London, Madrid, Prague, Rotterdam, Stuttgart to new Polis #bikesharing working group!


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Polis Network News

Cities keen to boost their knowledge on bike sharing: New Polis working group launched

Polis member cities and regions called for a platform to openly discuss the local governments' role and challenges of bike sharing schemes. In response, Polis' new working group met on 5 March in Brussels.

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European projects

Registration open! Smart Urban Freight Conference 2015

The second edition of the Smart Urban Freight Conference 2015 will take place on Wednesday, 3 June 2015 from 09:00 to 16:30 (CEST) in Berlin, Germany.

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Workshop on cycling safety and ITS

A workshop on the contribution of ITS to improving cycling safety will be held in Helmond (NL) on 26 March in the context of the VRUITS project.

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Agenda available! ICT-Emissions Final Conference

The agenda of the ICT-Emissions Final Conference on 31 March 2015 in Brussels is now available. The event will look at quantifying the effect of Intelligent Transport Systems on CO2 emissions from road transportation.

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News from the institutions

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Around Europe and beyond

Workshop: Electric Vehicles for Smart Cities and Communities – Fostering the City-Industry Dialogue, 1 April, Newcastle

This workshop, organised by the Market Place of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC Market Place) in cooperation with the EV4SCC Platform, will bring together cities and the industry to discuss how the large-scale deployment of electric vehicles can contribute to making European cities smarter, more sustainable and more competitive. The workshop takes place on 1 April in Newcastle, UK.

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Pedelecs in urban areas

The European Cyclist Federation is looking for information from cities about the usage of pedelecs. Given the rapid uptake in pedelec usage, notably in Germany and the Netherlands, and the different types of pedelecs (pedelec=bike, speed pedelec=type approved, electric bike=type approved), it is proving a challenge for national authorities to apply and/or adapt the relevant road regulations.

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Urban freight roadmap launched at ERTRAC 2015 Annual Conference

ERTRAC's 2015 Annual Conference took place on 3rd March 2015 in Brussels. Infrastructures, urban mobility and freight session led by Ruud Smit of Rijkswaterstaat was one of three key sessions of conference.

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