InfoPolis #120
May 2015

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Dear members,

next week sees the deadline to submit abstracts for the 2015 Polis Conference (9-20 November in Brussels): Until 15 May contributions can be handed in via the Polis website. The call topics cover all four thematic Polis pillars as well as horizontal issues such as global cooperation, freight and transport planning.

I encourage all our members to submit an abstract and make use of this outstanding opportunity to showcase your local transport achievements, establish contact with peers working on the same topic, whether they represent municipalities, researchers or industry. Access the call for speakers directly here.

Earlier this week, Polis' Working Group on road safety and security met in Brussels and welcomed the new WG chair Dora Ramazotti of SRM Bologna. The group expressed interest  to strengthen cooperation with the EU institutions in relation to road safety topics. Read more in this InfoPolis.

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I wish you a pleasant read!

Yours sincerely,
Karen Vancluysen
Secretary General


Polis key events 2015

To keep an overview of the most important Polis and Polis related events throughout the year, bookmark our  dedicated webpage on key events in 2015.

Latest Tweets

@POLISnetwork: RT @CIVITAS_EU: 24 hours ago The deadline for the third call to the Activity Fund has been extended to 15 May 2015! http://goo.gl/ZQmVha

@POLISnetwork: #OpenData, #networkManagement, #ITS are topics in #polis15 conference call for speakers: Submit abstract by 15 May! http://www.polisne...

@POLISnetwork: Today begins UN global #roadSafetyWeek, and Polis members discuss road safety in Europe's cities, vulnerable road users and (lack of) data.

Polis cited in twitter chat with Commissioner Bulc

On 27 April, Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc held a Twitter chat on how to bring about a safer, cheaper and more environmentally friendly mobility sector. Polis is included in the summary of the twitter chat.


Click here to view a list of all upcoming events.

Polis Network News

2015 Polis Conference: Call for speakers open!

We invite urban and regional transport professionals to submit an abstract for the 2015 Annual Polis Conference "Innovation in transport for sustainable cities and regions". Submission deadline is 15 May.

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Members in action

Amsterdam to replace diesel buses with electric vehicles

Amsterdam will become the first city in the Netherlands to run a fully electric bus fleet, following agreement between the city council and city bus firm GVB.

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City of Utrecht looking for examples of the effects of redesigning streets on car traffic

Utrecht's current mobility strategy focuses a lot on creating space. The city of Utrecht is therefore interested in examples from other cities illustrating the effects of redesigning a street on car traffic.

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European projects

TIDE Workshop on Cutting-edge solutions for advanced cities in Leipzig

The European TIDE project closely cooperates with leading cities that have implemented innovative mobility measures and are willing to share their advanced experience and knowledge with interested learning cities. In return, TIDE wants to offer these pioneer cities a platform to discuss cutting edge mobility solutions with their peers.

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TIDE Awards application deadline extended to 11 May

Showcase your citiy's urban transport innovation!

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EIP-SCC Marketplace General Assembly: Register until 8 May

The General Assembly of the EIP on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) will be held on 21st May at the Metropolitan Solutions Trade Fair 2015 in Berlin (Germany). The EIP-SCC is Europe's key initiative to create a common Market Place for Smart City solutions, including ITS, new mobility services, and electric vehicles.

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News from the institutions

European Mobility Week and Do the Right Mix join forces in promoting sustainable urban mobility

As of June 2015, European Mobility Week and Do the Right Mix will be merged into a wider European sustainable urban mobility campaign.

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Study on Key-Performance Indicators for ITS published by the EC

This study was commissioned by DG MOVE to establish a set of common Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for road transport Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), with supporting guidance on their application, presentation and reporting. Interim objectives of the study included undertaking a state of the art review of KPIs relating to ITS, with a particular focus on the type, method of calculation, terminology used and approaches and how these vary between Member States.

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EC proposal for urban ITS standardisation

On 14 April 2015, the European Commission issued a request to the European standardisation bodies to work on the standardisation of urban ITS.

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Around Europe and beyond

3rd Mobility Forum Edition, 15/06/2015, Atlantic Area Tour 2015 « ENERGIES for GREEN TRANSPORT », La Rochelle

On June 15th, the third edition of the Mobility Forum will take place in La Rochelle, France.

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New conference series "Smart City Thinking" kicks off 3 June

H3B media launches a new conference programme "Smart City Thinking". The first event is scheduled for 3 June in Greenwich, London, titled "How Do I Make My City Smart?" Polis' Karen Vancylusen is among the speakers, Polis members can attend free of charge.

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