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European Commission announces COVID Recovery Plan

European Commission announces COVID Recovery Plan

The European Commission has put forward a proposal for a major recovery plan in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The budget proposal, announced on Wednesday 27 May, sets out a revamped long-term EU...
Read more 29/05/2020
Why you should subscribe to the WeCount newsletter

Why you should subscribe to the WeCount newsletter

At a time where monitoring changes in traffic is vital, WeCount will play a key role in informing decision-making in this challenging situation. Keep up to date with the latest on WeCount by signing u...
Read more 29/05/2020
Post-Lockdown Mobility webinar report: Reallocation of space to promote active travel (2)

Post-Lockdown Mobility webinar report: Reallocation of space to promote active travel (2)

  The session was hosted by Maria José Rojo, Project Manager and Active Travel and Health Coordinator at POLIS. As Europe begins to move into the post-lockdown phase, many cities and regio...
Read more 29/05/2020
Post-lockdown mobility: A COVID-19 webinar series for POLIS members

Post-lockdown mobility: A COVID-19 webinar series for POLIS members

The COVID-19 outbreak has created huge challenges for cities and regions when it comes to mobility. Local authorities have had to react quickly and decisively, often with uncertainty as to the best co...
Read more 29/05/2020
EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2020 – Registration now open!

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2020 – Registration now open!

Towns and cities across Europe and further afield can now register their participation in EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2020. The annual campaign, which takes place from 16-22 September each year, is organi...
Read more 28/05/2020
Post-Lockdown Mobility webinar report: Sharing is (Still) Good

Post-Lockdown Mobility webinar report: Sharing is (Still) Good

  The session was opened by Pedro Homem de Gouveia, Senior Policy and Project Manager at POLIS. Pedro highlighted that with public transport capacity limited in most cities, and the desir...
Read more 27/05/2020
Post-Lockdown Mobility webinar report: Urban logistics in lockdown

Post-Lockdown Mobility webinar report: Urban logistics in lockdown

  The session was hosted by Giacomo Lozzi, Senior Project Manager and Urban Freight Coordinator at POLIS. Giacomo began by highlighting an updated document from POLIS showcasing current EU fun...
Read more 20/05/2020
Urban Mobility Days Conference to be held as a digital event

Urban Mobility Days Conference to be held as a digital event

In light of the ongoing uncertainty around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the European Commission's Urban Mobility Days Conference in 2020 will be held as a fully digital event....
Read more 20/05/2020
Learn from 76 good practices on citizens’ and stakeholders engagement in SUMPs

Learn from 76 good practices on citizens’ and stakeholders engagement in SUMPs

Seneca said once: 'the road to learning by precept is long, but by example short and effective'. We could not agree more and that why the e-smartec Consortium, in which Polis Network is involved, joi...
Read more 18/05/2020
COVID-19 Tailored Technical Meetings: A new service for POLIS members

COVID-19 Tailored Technical Meetings: A new service for POLIS members

There is no precedent to the current COVID-19 crisis. Without any existing guidance, cities and regions have had to act fast in making sure that essential mobility services are safeguarded, that trave...
Read more 18/05/2020
POLIS member Brussels Capital Region wins 8th SUMP Award

POLIS member Brussels Capital Region wins 8th SUMP Award

Cycling and walking are healthy and efficient alternatives to motorised personal transport and public transportation. Therefore, the European Commission put walking and cycling as their focus for the...
Read more 18/05/2020
Madrid expands electric bus fleet

Madrid expands electric bus fleet

15 new electric buses are now part of EMT Madrid fleet. The announcement in May marked the first time that bus producer BYD has supplied vehicles to EMT Madrid, Spain’s largest public transport p...
Read more 17/05/2020
Out of COVID, towards a Green Deal: POLIS responds to Commission’s transport recovery guidelines

Out of COVID, towards a Green Deal: POLIS responds to Commission’s transport recovery guidelines

The European Commission’s new guidelines on restoring transport services and connectivity touch on several important points. We would like to underline the positive steps taken in these guidelines....
Read more 15/05/2020
Post-Lockdown Mobility report: Reallocation of road space to promote active travel

Post-Lockdown Mobility report: Reallocation of road space to promote active travel

The session was chaired by Maria José Rojo, Project Manager and Coordinator for the Active Travel and Health Working Group at POLIS. Maria José highlighted that this is the first webinar in the...
Read more 15/05/2020
Commission publishes guidelines on restoring transport post-lockdown

Commission publishes guidelines on restoring transport post-lockdown

The European Commission has today announced new guidance on restoring transport and connectivity across Europe in the wake of COVID-19. The guidelines, available here, set out a proposed strategy f...
Read more 13/05/2020
Post-Lockdown Mobility webinar report: WeCount and insights from the POLIS members’ survey

Post-Lockdown Mobility webinar report: WeCount and insights from the POLIS members’ survey

Traffic monitoring post-lockdown: Telraam and the WeCount project (Sign up for news about WeCount here) Kris Vanherle, Researcher at Transport Mobility Leuven, delivered a presentation on ...
Read more 12/05/2020
New e-bike pilot offers cities discounted six month trial

New e-bike pilot offers cities discounted six month trial

E-bike provider Smove is offering one month's service free of charge to cities signing up their six month pilot. Smove provides not only bikes and a mobile application, but we also a fleet ma...
Read more 12/05/2020
Cerema announces training sessions for temporary cycle facilities

Cerema announces training sessions for temporary cycle facilities

Cities across the world are planning temporary cycle lanes to keep people safe during the COVID-19 crisis. However, with the speed at which measures are being implemented, many cities are seeking guid...
Read more 12/05/2020
Post-Lockdown Mobility webinar report: The post-lockdown strategies of Rome and Ile-de-France

Post-Lockdown Mobility webinar report: The post-lockdown strategies of Rome and Ile-de-France

The Post-Lockdown Mobility Strategy of Rome Enrico Stefano, Chair of the Transport Committee at the City of Rome, set out Rome’s plans for mobility in the coming weeks and months. Italy has recen...
Read more 11/05/2020
Letter: European exit strategy must show strong support for sustainable urban mobility

Letter: European exit strategy must show strong support for sustainable urban mobility

POLIS has today called for more support for sustainable urban mobility in Europe's exit strategy in response to COVID-19. The letter - co-signed by 12 organisations representing public transport au...
Read more 07/05/2020
Post-Lockdown Mobility webinar report: The post-lockdown strategies of Barcelona and Milan

Post-Lockdown Mobility webinar report: The post-lockdown strategies of Barcelona and Milan

The second in the Post-Lockdown Mobility webinar series began with an introduction from POLIS Secretary General Karen Vancluysen, who welcomed participants and highlighted the upcoming webinars in th...
Read more 06/05/2020
Contribute to the CoR opinion on the future of EU clean air policy

Contribute to the CoR opinion on the future of EU clean air policy

The EU Committee of the Regions (CoR) is preparing an Outlook opinion "The Future of EU Clean Air policy in the framework of the zero-pollution ambition"....
Read more 05/05/2020
Post-Lockdown Mobility webinar report: The post-lockdown strategies of Aarhus and Brussels

Post-Lockdown Mobility webinar report: The post-lockdown strategies of Aarhus and Brussels

The first of POLIS’s Post-Lockdown Mobility webinars took place on Thursday 30 April. We were pleased to be joined by the cities of Aarhus and Brussels to present their plans for mobility post-lockd...
Read more 05/05/2020
Urbanism Next Europe: Moving ahead, to Spring 2021!

Urbanism Next Europe: Moving ahead, to Spring 2021!

After careful consideration, Urbanism Next Europe has been postponed to Spring 2021. The new date is being chosen, and will be announced soon. The place, however, will be the same – exciting Rotterd...
Read more 28/04/2020
Gothenburg launches survey on traffic data analysis and monitoring

Gothenburg launches survey on traffic data analysis and monitoring

The City of Gothenburg is inviting cities and regions to contribute to a discussion on traffic data by answering a short survey....
Read more 28/04/2020
How to plan cargo bikes hubs for urban logistics?

How to plan cargo bikes hubs for urban logistics?

A guide for municipalities and industry for the planning of transshipment hubs for new urban logistics concepts...
Read more 27/04/2020
Cities invited to apply for free access to Populus Street Manager

Cities invited to apply for free access to Populus Street Manager

Populus is offering free access to its Street Manager platform for a limited number of cities. Populus Street Manager helps city departments of transportation identify and communicate new street poli...
Read more 23/04/2020
Relaunching mobility in Rome: Interview with Enrico Stefàno, City of Rome

Relaunching mobility in Rome: Interview with Enrico Stefàno, City of Rome

In this interview, our associate member TRElab (Transport Research Laboratory of the University of Roma Tre), speaks to Enrico Stefàno, Chairman of the Transport Committee of the city of Rome and mem...
Read more 22/04/2020
On the Road to Safer Streets: Update from Road Safety Working Group

On the Road to Safer Streets: Update from Road Safety Working Group

This update from Pedro Homem de Gouveia, Senior Policy & Project Manager at POLIS Network, provides an overview of the recent work of POLIS's Working Group for Road Safety and highlights the curre...
Read more 21/04/2020
MOOC on Sustainable Urban Freight

MOOC on Sustainable Urban Freight

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Sustainable Urban Freight Transport is a online course offered by Delft University of Technology conducted by the Edx....
Read more 19/04/2020
COVID-19: Polis calls for more action on mobility

COVID-19: Polis calls for more action on mobility

COVID-19 is posing significant challenges for the transport sector across Europe, for operators, manufacturers and users alike. Having created huge disruptions to normal life, COVID-19 is consequently...
Read more 16/04/2020
INDIMO project on inclusive digital mobility launches new website

INDIMO project on inclusive digital mobility launches new website

Take a look at the new INDIMO project website, designed to enhance the accessibility of information for a wide range of users....
Read more 15/04/2020