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2008 Polis Conference

Towards a common agenda for mobility in cities and regions

Barcelona, Spain
25-26 November 2008


Moving towards sustainable local mobility is widely acknowledged as being one of the most important challenges of the near future to meet the European objectives of tackling congestion and climate change. Experience has shown that progress in moving towards more sustainable transport systems can rarely be achieved by a transport authority in isolation but through partnerships with the many different stakeholders that influence mobility demand and systems in our regions and cities today.

These stakeholders are local agencies and businesses, citizens, technology developers, service suppliers and freight operators among others. Local and regional transport authorities are increasingly engaging with them to define a common agenda for the future of mobility.

A common agenda is necessary both at the local and the European level to achieve sustainable mobility. The Polis 2008 conference provided an opportunity to take stock of the achievements and learn about future partnerships and cooperation.


The conference parallel sessions will essentially be organised around the four broad themes of the Polis working groups:

  1. environment & health
  2. safety and security
  3. traffic efficiency & mobility
  4. the economic & social dimension of transport

Participation of CVIS


Tuesday 25 November 2008 - Roundtable "The importance of partnership for the take up of new mobility solutions"

Chair: Gerben Bootsma, Rijkswaterstraat


The opportunities offered by new technology

  • Cooperative systems based on CVIS and Safespot, Jaap Vreeswijk, Peek Traffic bv (Download )
  • Automated passeneger transport systems based on CityMobil, Phil Bly, ATS Ltd (Download )                           

From research to deployment

  • InCar - the Dutch authorities approach to cooperative systems depolyment, Toine Molenschot of The Hague (Download )
  • Cooperative system deployment - John Miles Ankerbold International Ltd (Download )

The way forward

  • A business model, TNO - Safespot: realising the potential of cooperative safety systems - Martin de Kievit (Download )


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