InfoPolis #125
July 2015

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Dear members,

I was very pleased to hear that the European Parliament's transport committee voted in favour of developing an EU roadmap for cycling yesterday. Polis together with other EU stakeholders had sent an open letter to the Members of the European Parliament encouraging them to support such an EU roadmap for cycling. This roadmap would be the first stategic and comprehensive EU framework to promote cycling as ameans of transport. Read more about this topic in this InfoPolis.

If your summer holidays haven't started yet, make sure to download the 2015 Polis Conference draft programme and register online to secure your seat at the conference. Note that each Polis member city and region is entitled to the free registration of up to 3 representatives.

InfoPolis will also have a summer break and our next members newsletter will be released at the beginning of September.

As usual, finally a reminder to please login to the Polis website as a member to access all information addressed to Polis members only (green headline)! If you do not know your login details, please contact us.

For now, I wish you a pleasant read!

Yours sincerely,

Karen Vancluysen
Secretary General


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Polis Network News

Let’s tackle air pollution at all levels, starting now with the NEC Directive

On July 7th, Polis together with EUROCITIES joined forces in an open letter published in Euractiv on the National Emission Ceiling Directive

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Common Open letter to support an EU Roadmap for cycling

On July 8th, Polis together with other EU stakeholders published an open letter to the Members of the European Parliament to vote in favour of a EU Roadmap for cycling. This resulted in a positive vote by almost all MEP during the vote in Transport Committee on July 14th.

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Members in action

Stricter air pollution regulation in Paris entered into force this July

The package of measures to fighting air pollution from car emissions voted last February now enters into force in Paris as of 1st July 2015. The plan comprises a set of measures to support a shift to alternative transport modes, and introduces a low emissions zone for trucks, vans and the most polluting buses.

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City of Brussels has a new pedestrian zone

June 29, 2015 marked an important day for all Brussels residents and visitors: The pedestrian zone doubled in size and thus became one of the largest in Europe. The Capital of Europe joins the long list of other European cities and towns which over the past decades have transformed their central areas into more liveable and traffic-free spaces.

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European projects

First PASTA project e-news now online!

Physical activity as part of our daily travel for healthier, more liveable towns & cities!

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Save the date: "Building the Liveable and Healthy City" workshop, 18 November 2015 in Brussels

Organised by the EU project PASTA, this workshop presents good practice examples, tools, and free training on the Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) developed by the WHO, to help urban planners, transport and health practitioners better integrate cycling and walking into urban transport planning.

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Smart Urban Freight Conference (SUFC) 2015

The European Commission-funded Smartfusion project held its final event in Berlin, on June 3. Entitled “Smart Urban Freight Conference 2015”, it showcased how urban policymakers and operators can now analyse the likely success and benefits of applying green vehicle technologies to their city regions and supply chains, and leverage proven best practices.

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Get ready for the CIVITAS Forum 2015 in historic Slovenia!

Sustainable urban transport is now a reality in many European cities. Representing the leading European drive for sustainable urban transport, the CIVITAS Forum 2015 will take place in the beautiful capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, from 7-9 October.

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Reminder: Register now for TIDE Final Conference in Barcelona 15-16 September + new updated version of the programme available

Come join us for the Final Conference of the TIDE project (Transport Innovation Deployment for Europe) that will take place in Barcelona on the 15 (Fully day conference and short visits) and 16 September (site visits). The TIDE final conference will present the results of three years of cooperation on innovative urban mobility.

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Two new projects dealing with cooperative systems

Polis is a partner in two new European projects dealing with cooperative ITS, ie, vehicle-infrastructure and vehicle-vehicle communication.

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News from the institutions

TEN-T Even in Riga - Presentations and pictures available

The event held in Riga on 22&23 of June on the topic of TEN-T Network has been a major event for Transport issues in Europe. Presentations, list of participants and pictures are now available

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Funding opportunities and partner search

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Around Europe and beyond

EV4SCC platform city-to-business workshop at IAA 2015

The EV4SCC partnership, which represents the commitment of now 50 public and private partners to develop a common market place for smart urban electro-mobility, will be present on 23rd September at the International Motor Show (IAA) 2015 in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) in the New Mobility World, a new and innovative exhibition focusing on the future of mobility in cities.

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New ERTRAC chairmen elected

ERTRAC has nominated Stephan Neugebauer, BMW group, as new Chairman, reports ERTRAC latest newsletter.

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