COVID-19 & Mobility
POLIS is supporting local and regional authorities during this period of unprecedented change
The effects of COVID-19 on mobility were instantaneous, disrupting mobility as we knew it. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, cities and regions have played a crucial role in adapting to new mobility needs and challenges, while keeping everybody safe. Amidst the health crisis, our cities and regions stepped into the frontlines to make sure urban and rural centers continued to function.
In the following sections, we bring together resources from local and regional authorities that successfully adapted to the new reality created by the pandemic, as well as resources reflecting on the impact of COVID-19 on urban mobility and the way forward.
Our goal is to help cities, operators and policy makers navigate these difficult times and create more resilient, inclusive and sustainable transportation systems for all.
COVID-19: KEEPING THINGS MOVING
In this section of our website, we have collected examples of how local authorities are keeping things moving despite the Covid-19 crisis. We are showcasing both cities’ and regions’ responses during confinement measures and plans for after confinement measures have been lifted.
USEFUL RESOURCES ON COVID-19 & MOBILITY
Useful resources and analyses on how the coronavirus crisis is impacting the way mobility is managed in our cities and regions and, most importantly, what we can all learn from this.
Covid Mobility Works
COVID Mobility Works is an independent platform dedicated to collecting, synthesizing and sharing mobility initiatives that are keeping the world moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this platform is to help policymakers, innovators, researchers and advocates rise to the challenge of creating more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable transportation systems for all.
Building back stronger
Following COVID-19, we have a unique window of opportunity to transform urban transportation for the better. We need to and we will bounce back, while not compromising the ambitious targets we have set ourselves in making urban mobility cleaner, greener and more sustainable.
As we transition towards a new phase of the pandemic, we will continue supporting cities and regions that want to make their urban mobility systems more resilient, sustainable, safe and fair, through the exchange of knowledge and best practices in our working groups, and our participation in leading EU-funded projects and initiatives.