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Action needed to support urban public transport in Europe

Action needed to support urban public transport in Europe

Polis has today joined four other leading urban mobility organisations in calls for a coordinated response to support the transport sector during the COVID-19 outbreak. In an open letter to the Pre...
Read more 26/03/2020
COVID-19: Polis launches portal to showcase how cities are Keeping Things Moving

COVID-19: Polis launches portal to showcase how cities are Keeping Things Moving

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, local authorities are stepping forward into the front lines. This crisis is being tackled in our hospitals, but also in our streets and plazas, on our buses, trains a...
Read more 25/03/2020
COVID-19: Polis joins call for support and recognition for transport sector

COVID-19: Polis joins call for support and recognition for transport sector

Polis has today joined groups from across Europe highlighting the need for support and recognition for the transport sector during the COVID-19 outbreak. The letter entitled 'Transport Keeps Us Goi...
Read more 24/03/2020
Views sought on the future of the LIFE programme

Views sought on the future of the LIFE programme

The European Commission has launched a consultation on the future of the LIFE programme. The general objectives of the post-2020 LIFE programme have been provisionally agreed, and the task is now to...
Read more 24/03/2020
NEW DATE! Register again for the Polis SMC (Small and medium-sized cities) webinar

NEW DATE! Register again for the Polis SMC (Small and medium-sized cities) webinar

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the SMC webinar has been postponed to 3 April 10h00 – 12h00 CET....
Read more 23/03/2020
Second MORE TEN-T Corridor Workshop takes place in Budapest

Second MORE TEN-T Corridor Workshop takes place in Budapest

On 25 February 2020, MORE cities and partners gathered with representatives of follower cities to discuss issues of policy and planning for more efficient use of road space in cities and for a sustain...
Read more 23/03/2020
Sofia relaunches tender for 52 new electric buses

Sofia relaunches tender for 52 new electric buses

Sofia has announced plans to relaunch a €14 million tender to purchase a new fleet of electric buses. Stolichen Avtotransport, the public bus transport company of Bulgaria’s capital Sofia, anno...
Read more 23/03/2020
Views sought for ‘Roadmap to a single European transport area’ project

Views sought for ‘Roadmap to a single European transport area’ project

The European Commission (DG MOVE) has contracted Ricardo-AEA Ltd (and associated partners) to undertake a study on the Evaluation of the White Paper ‘Roadmap to a single European transport area –...
Read more 23/03/2020
Pollution plummets in Italy as COVID19 brings travel to standstill

Pollution plummets in Italy as COVID19 brings travel to standstill

New emissions data has revealed the drastic impact of the coronavirus on the emission of pollutants from Italy. With major reductions in travel as a result of the COVID19 outbreak, emissions of nit...
Read more 23/03/2020
Changing direction overnight: Sweden’s story of switching to driving on the right

Changing direction overnight: Sweden’s story of switching to driving on the right

In 1967, Sweden undertook a daring mission: Switching from driving on the left to the right. This major change to the country's infrastructure and citizens' habits - done to bring Sweden into line...
Read more 23/03/2020
Partnership for Urban Mobility publishes report on New Mobility Services

Partnership for Urban Mobility publishes report on New Mobility Services

A new report providing insight into the experience of New Mobility Services in Europe has been published by the Partnership for Urban Mobility (PUM). Drawing on examples from cities across Europe, th...
Read more 18/03/2020
Views sought on driving urban transitions in Europe

Views sought on driving urban transitions in Europe

Interested parties are being invited to share their views on sustainable urban transitions in Europe through a new consultation. JPI Urban Europe is currently preparing, together with the European...
Read more 18/03/2020
Open Innovation Challenge: Ideas welcomed for inland ports to act on climate

Open Innovation Challenge: Ideas welcomed for inland ports to act on climate

Europe has set ambitious environmental and climate targets for the coming years. Within the transport sector, European inland ports are of crucial importance when considering strategies and approache...
Read more 17/03/2020
COVID-19: Networking must go on(line)

COVID-19: Networking must go on(line)

At Polis, we are taking measures to ensure the continuity of our activities for the benefit of our member cities and regions....
Read more 10/03/2020
European Court of Auditors: More action needed on Sustainable Urban Mobility

European Court of Auditors: More action needed on Sustainable Urban Mobility

A new report has highlighted the need for more action from the European Commission on Sustainable Urban Mobility in EU cities. The Special Report on Sustainable Mobility in the EU, produced by the...
Read more 09/03/2020
Cities invited to join new Intelligent Cities Challenge

Cities invited to join new Intelligent Cities Challenge

Cities will play a key role in the transition to a sustainable future. Whilst cities are one of the leading sources of carbon emissions and other environmental issues, they are crucially also taking a...
Read more 09/03/2020
SUNRISE takes you through a neighbourhood in Bremen

SUNRISE takes you through a neighbourhood in Bremen

Since 2017, SUNRISE, an EU-funded research project, in which Polis Network is involved, has been working on solving mobility-related issues in European neighbourhoods using a co-creation approach. The...
Read more 09/03/2020
New Interreg PAV project to deal with integration of autonomous vehicles in spatial planning

New Interreg PAV project to deal with integration of autonomous vehicles in spatial planning

Many European cities have already started experimenting with autonomous mobility. Thinking about AV is mostly related to technology and immediate mobility impacts, but autonomous vehicles have yet to...
Read more 09/03/2020
Get your Project to the EU Regions Week 2020 before March 27!

Get your Project to the EU Regions Week 2020 before March 27!

#EURegionsWeek offers opportunities to projects and organisations: the call for 'event partners' and session proposals is open until 27 March 2020. ...
Read more 09/03/2020
New MOBI-MIX project to develop implementation models for MaaS and shared mobility

New MOBI-MIX project to develop implementation models for MaaS and shared mobility

Many new urban mobility concepts (from e-scooters to shared mopeds and bikes) have become commercially viable in the last 3 years leading to a mass implementation across Europe. So far, the first gene...
Read more 09/03/2020
Small and medium-sized cities webinar: Size doesn’t matter when it comes to innovation!

Small and medium-sized cities webinar: Size doesn’t matter when it comes to innovation!

Register now for the Polis SMC (Small and medium-sized cities) webinar taking place on 17 March 10:00 – 12:00 CET The Polis SMC (Small and medium-sized cities) platform gives a voice to SMCs an...
Read more 06/03/2020
Road safety is everybody’s responsibility

Road safety is everybody’s responsibility

Earlier this month, world leaders met in Stockholm at the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety and discussed joint actions to achieve the global road safety goals by 2030....
Read more 27/02/2020
Polis bigger than ever as new members join the network

Polis bigger than ever as new members join the network

In the first months of 2020 the number of members has risen to 81, surpassing the 80 threshold for the first time. Recent members include the City of Stockholm, Sweden, and the City of Essen, Germany....
Read more 27/02/2020
First fully electric bus line starts operations in Madrid – and it’s free

First fully electric bus line starts operations in Madrid – and it’s free

The “zero line”, as it was dubbed, will be zero-emission and will come at zero costs for users. It is part of the city’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy “Madrid 360”, a key tool to com...
Read more 27/02/2020
Rome kicks off Logistics Living Lab

Rome kicks off Logistics Living Lab

On February 24, Roma Capitale, Rome Mobility Agency and Roma Tre University presented the Logistics Living Lab of Rome....
Read more 21/02/2020
Decision Makers Summary for EU SUMP Guidelines out now

Decision Makers Summary for EU SUMP Guidelines out now

An interactive summary has been created that makes the new edition of the EU SUMP Guidelines more accessible and easy to use....
Read more 21/02/2020
Annex to new edition of EU SUMP Guidelines now available

Annex to new edition of EU SUMP Guidelines now available

The annex to the Guidelines for Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (second edition) is now available to read and download....
Read more 21/02/2020
New SUMP Self-Assessment tool released

New SUMP Self-Assessment tool released

Do you want to evaluate your urban mobility planning approach and/or SUMP? Then try the new SUMP Self-Assessment tool! Fill out the questionnaire and receive an individual assessment, advice, links to...
Read more 21/02/2020
Île-de-France Mobilités offers 500 euros e-bike purchase incentive

Île-de-France Mobilités offers 500 euros e-bike purchase incentive

Since December 2019 Île-de-France Mobilités is granting Ile-de-France residents an incentive ranging from 500 to 600 euros to purchase an electric bike. ...
Read more 20/02/2020
Meet INDIMO: making digital mobility more inclusive and accessible for all

Meet INDIMO: making digital mobility more inclusive and accessible for all

The new EU-funded project INDIMO (Inclusive Digital Mobility Solutions) kicked off its activities with its first consortium meeting, held in Brussels on 12 and 13 February 2020. The proliferation o...
Read more 17/02/2020
European Commission launches Evaluation Survey on Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive

European Commission launches Evaluation Survey on Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive

The objective of the study is to enable DG MOVE to assess the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and EU added value of the Directive, with a view to draw lessons for the future....
Read more 11/02/2020
Why Co-Creation matters

Why Co-Creation matters

Why is it so important to involve citizens in the identification of mobility challenges at the neighborhood level? Four CIVITAS projects - SUNRISE, Cities4People, Metamophosis and MUV - explained it i...
Read more 10/02/2020