Publication date: 30/11/2021
The Polis Annual Conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements internationally to a large audience of mobility experts, practitioners and decision makers. This year the conference is held in Gothenburg, Sweden. SmartwayZ.NL is attending and presenting during various sessions to showcase several innovations of the Southern Netherlands region.
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Traffic management of the future
Wednesday, 1 december: 9:00 - 10:30

Yvonne van Velthoven-Aarts (the Province of Noord-Brabant) will moderate this session about innovations in traffic management. Nina Nesterova (Breda University of Applied Sciences) and Joris Broekmeulen (Province of Noord-Brabant )will present about renewal of the traffic manager role and the experiences from the Province of Noord-Brabant.


Smart Steering: Directing traffic in a smart way
Wednesday, 1 december: 14:30 - 16:00

During the parallel session "Towards the digital transition" Yvonnne van Velthoven-Aarts, (Province of Noord-Brabant) and Gerard Martens, (Rijkswaterstaat) will present about the SmartwayZ.NL project "Smart Steering". More and more, drivers are using apps to reach their destination quickly and comfortably. As a result, service providers have significant impact on traffic flows. Because they do not have the same information as road authorities, cut-through traffic on undesirable or unsafe routes increases. By working together, road authorities and service providers can increase road safety and improve traffic flow. The SmartwayZ.NL program has therefore initiated the project "Slim Sturen" (Smart Steering) in which policy information on the road network is shared with service providers. The project has already received wide support in the Netherlands.

Moving the smart city
Thursday, 2 december: 9:00 - 11:15

This parallel session is moderated by Nina Nesterova (Breda University of Applied Sciences). Nina Nesterova will present with Edwin Mermans (Province of Noord-Brabant ) on the following subject: "Pathways to smart & sustainable urban mobility: Frameworks for action". Furthermore Janneke Brouwer (Mobility Lab) will present about accelerating mobility innovations through real world testing with startups in SmartwayZ.NL startup programme Mobility Lab. 


More information

More information about the Polis conference can be found on the website. Please contact Edwin Mermans for more information about SmartwayZ.NL and the SmartwayZ.NL sessions via