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Inspiration and guidance on inclusive transport from the INCLUSION project

Inspiration and guidance on inclusive transport from the INCLUSION project

INCLUSION (www.h2020-inclusion.eu) aims to understand, assess and evaluate the accessibility and inclusiveness of transport solutions in rural, remote and deprived areas especially for vulnerable user...
Read more 14/01/2020
Governance Working Group meeting to discuss data, PPPs and integration with public transport

Governance Working Group meeting to discuss data, PPPs and integration with public transport

The Polis Working Group for Governance & Integration will hold the first meeting of 2020 in Brussels on 10-11 March 2020. Save the date!...
Read more 14/01/2020
Call for Sessions at Urbanism Next Europe 2020 is OPEN

Call for Sessions at Urbanism Next Europe 2020 is OPEN

The Call for Sessions & Speakers for Urbanism Next Europe 2020 is now open: we are looking for bold ideas and great speakers, and you could be one of them!...
Read more 13/01/2020
How to use scenarios to support transport planning?

How to use scenarios to support transport planning?

A new report released by the MORE project explores how cities can make use of scenario-based planning to make better decisions....
Read more 13/01/2020
Call for the 2020 Covenant of Mayors Awards is open!

Call for the 2020 Covenant of Mayors Awards is open!

The Covenant of Mayors Awards are a great opportunity to showcase the progress made with your Sustainable Energy (and Climate) Action Plan, and become a reference example for the whole Covenant Commun...
Read more 08/01/2020
New year, new me(tro)

New year, new me(tro)

2020 has begun, and the Brussels public transport company STIB has resolved to prepare for the challenges of a new decade by introducing a number of significant measures. In an effort to address th...
Read more 07/01/2020
Barcelona: now home to southern Europe’s largest low-emissions zone

Barcelona: now home to southern Europe’s largest low-emissions zone

Having come into effect on 1 January 2020, many roads in the Catalan capital are now off limits to cars, unless drivers are willing to face charges of up to €1,800 for driving in the city during the...
Read more 06/01/2020
Cities and stakeholders discuss key aspects for future development of UVARs

Cities and stakeholders discuss key aspects for future development of UVARs

On 28 November 2019, the second day of the Polis Conference, session 4C: “Urban Vehicle Access Regulations: consolidation or transition?” took place. The session concluded with an inspiring discus...
Read more 20/12/2019
Five European cities pioneer new citizen-oriented project aimed at improving local mobility with data

Five European cities pioneer new citizen-oriented project aimed at improving local mobility with data

LEUVEN, 18 December 2019 - Polis joins six other high-level participants in the Citizens Observing UrbaN Transport project WeCount, which was established in the aim to empower citizens in five Europea...
Read more 18/12/2019
How to strengthen the role of regions in SUMP development?

How to strengthen the role of regions in SUMP development?

The REFORM project produced a Policy Paper which gives a set of clear recommendations to strengthen the role of regions and metropolitan areas in the sustainable urban mobility planning process....
Read more 17/12/2019
Dublin trials smart radar detectors to give cyclists longer green time at junctions

Dublin trials smart radar detectors to give cyclists longer green time at junctions

In the past few years, the number of cyclists in the Irish capital Dublin has been increasing steadily. Dublin City Council has been trialling the use of smart radar detectors to better count the numb...
Read more 17/12/2019
Sustainable mobility starts with parking!

Sustainable mobility starts with parking!

The European project Park4SUMP is putting parking management at the forefront of urban policies to improve mobility and quality of life in our cities. Despite the research that demonstrates how go...
Read more 17/12/2019

Polis to co-organise European Urbanism Next Conference

While there has been a focused research effort on exploring the technological aspects of new mobility, autonomous vehicles and other emerging technologies, there is an increasing need to shift the att...
Read more 17/12/2019
Small cities, big impact! Ambassadors Initiative for Small and Medium-sized Cities

Small cities, big impact! Ambassadors Initiative for Small and Medium-sized Cities

The SMCs Ambassadors Initiative was launched during the 2019 Polis conference the founding Partner cities of Helmond and Emmen (NL)....
Read more 17/12/2019
MORE project reveals new insights on urban road design and road user needs

MORE project reveals new insights on urban road design and road user needs

MORE, a Horizon 2020 project investigating new concepts and tools for the design of urban corridor roads, has just released some fresh reports developed during the first year of activities....
Read more 16/12/2019
Polis leads COP25 workshop on the role of cities in combatting climate change

Polis leads COP25 workshop on the role of cities in combatting climate change

On 7 December 2019, a workshop focusing on mobility and climate change took place in Madrid as part of the UN Climate Conference (COP25). Titled ‘Mobility and climate change: The integrated approach...
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World Leaders will meet in Stockholm to discuss road safety – but what about cities?

World Leaders will meet in Stockholm to discuss road safety – but what about cities?

As governments around the world prepare for the 3rd edition of the Global Ministerial Conference, an annual event that revolves around a multi-stakeholder commitment to road safety, Polis is focusing...
Read more 13/12/2019
Updated SUMP Guidelines now available as an online booklet

Updated SUMP Guidelines now available as an online booklet

The Guidelines for developing and implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (2nd edition) have now been converted to an online booklet....
Read more 13/12/2019
Scaling up the mass market for zero-emission freight vehicles

Scaling up the mass market for zero-emission freight vehicles

In ongoing pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals outlined in Agenda 2030, and as global players unite under the terms of the Paris Agreement, the demand for zero-emission freight vehicles has n...
Read more 12/12/2019
SEEV4-City Newsflash: Latest round of updates on Vehicle-to-Grid in Amsterdam and Oslo

SEEV4-City Newsflash: Latest round of updates on Vehicle-to-Grid in Amsterdam and Oslo

Vehicle-to-Grid at the The Johan Cruijff ArenA The Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam operates the largest European energy storage system using second life and new electric vehicle batteries in a comme...
Read more 09/12/2019
Polis supports call for clean trucks and vans sales targets

Polis supports call for clean trucks and vans sales targets

Polis has joined forces with a unique alliance of commercial brands, transport industry players and NGOs in calling upon the new European Commission to set sales targets for zero-emissions trucks and...
Read more 05/12/2019
Taking the long view on short trips

Taking the long view on short trips

Polis recently released a discussion paper on shared micromobility, following a year of consultations cities and regions and with the industry....
Read more 05/12/2019
Apply to the ReVeAL Reference Group by December 20, 2019

Apply to the ReVeAL Reference Group by December 20, 2019

The ReVeAL project is reaching out to a diverse group of key stakeholders to ensure the project developments are in line with the expectations of users....
Read more 05/12/2019
Submit an abstract for the IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transport System 2020

Submit an abstract for the IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transport System 2020

TU Delft is organising the IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transport Systems 2020, a conference designed for cities that aim to exploit the benefits of collaborating with academia on urban mo...
Read more 04/12/2019
Sustainable Transport Forum publishes new report on alternative fuels

Sustainable Transport Forum publishes new report on alternative fuels

At the occasion of its plenary meeting, held on 26 November, the Sustainable Transport Forum (STF) published a report "Analysis of stakeholder views on key policy needs and options for action in Alter...
Read more 04/12/2019
Projects REFORM and e-smartec featured in buzzing CERTH/HIT Open Days

Projects REFORM and e-smartec featured in buzzing CERTH/HIT Open Days

In the framework of CERTH/HIT OPEN DAYS – and, more specifically, on November 25, 2019, a joint event of REFORM and e-smartec took place....
Read more 04/12/2019
LEVITATE defines the future of urban, passenger car, and freight transport

LEVITATE defines the future of urban, passenger car, and freight transport

LEVITATE is currently building tools to help European cities, regions and national governments prepare for a future with increasing levels of automated vehicles in passenger cars, urban transport serv...
Read more 04/12/2019
Cities and regions call for paradigm shift in road safety policy

Cities and regions call for paradigm shift in road safety policy

At the closing plenary of the Polis Conference 2019, cities and regions expressed their support for “The New Paradigm for Safe City Streets”, a city-led declaration developed by Polis and EUROCITI...
Read more 28/11/2019
Polis releases discussion paper on micromobility

Polis releases discussion paper on micromobility

Polis launched the discussion paper, titled "Macro managing micromobility", during the Polis Conference 2019 in Brussels on 27 November....
Read more 28/11/2019
Polis Conference 2019 kicks off with record number of participants

Polis Conference 2019 kicks off with record number of participants

Today kicked off the 2019 edition of its annual conference, “Innovation in Transport for Sustainable Cities and Regions” with a record number of 650 participants. The conference also marks the 30t...
Read more 27/11/2019
Europe’s First Expert Group on Cargo Bikes and Cycle Logistics kicks-off in Brussels

Europe’s First Expert Group on Cargo Bikes and Cycle Logistics kicks-off in Brussels

On 15th October 2019, Cycling Industries Europe (CIE), the new trade association for companies in the cycling sector, and the European Cycle Logistics Federation (ECLF) hosted in Brussels the kick-off...
Read more 25/11/2019
Polis supports sustainable and safe active mobility European Parliament intergroup

Polis supports sustainable and safe active mobility European Parliament intergroup

Polis joined several Brussels-based organisations lead by the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) in calling for the establishment of a new European Parliamentary Intergroup to address topics on Sus...
Read more 22/11/2019