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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
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 will take place in Madrid as part of the UN Climate Conference (COP25). The workshop will be moderated by Karen Vancluysen, Secre...
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
Polis supports launch of SMCs Ambassadors Initiative. Get on board!

Polis supports launch of SMCs Ambassadors Initiative. Get on board!

The SMCs Ambassadors Initiative was launched during the 2019 Polis conference the founding Partner cities of Helmond and Emmen (NL)....
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
Polis Conference 2019 to welcome record number of participants

Polis Conference 2019 to welcome record number of participants

A record number of participants will attend the 2019 edition of the Annual Polis Conference, taking place in Brussels on 27-28 November. Over 600 urban mobility practitioners and experts signed up to...
Read more 22/11/2019
Support grows for road safety city declaration

Support grows for road safety city declaration

The urge for sound and effective action for traffic safety is gaining momentum in European cities. Local authorities are showing their commitment for safer city streets by signing “The New Paradigm...
Read more 14/11/2019
Become a host organisation for the H2020 HiReach project

Become a host organisation for the H2020 HiReach project

In order to ensure a connection with real world problems, the H2020 HiReach project - a project connected to transport poverty - is scouting for potential hosting organisations....
Read more 14/11/2019
Polis Secretary General talks ‘Automation’ beyond cars at CoMotion LA

Polis Secretary General talks ‘Automation’ beyond cars at CoMotion LA

Autonomy isn’t just for cars. What are the advantages and opportunities for autonomous buses and other new forms of transit — speed, efficiency, safety? How can cities harness this technology for...
Read more 14/11/2019
Brussels to ban petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035

Brussels to ban petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035

The Brussels regional government in Belgium is banning diesel vehicles from 2030 and petrol vehicles from 2035. Meanwhile, the Flemish Region of Belgium has announced that it will discontinue its subs...
Read more 14/11/2019
SUMI project launches e-course on sustainable urban mobility indicators

SUMI project launches e-course on sustainable urban mobility indicators

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators (SUMI) project invites you to save the date for the launch of its online training course on sustainable urban mobility indicators. The course is aimed at repr...
Read more 13/11/2019
Mobility as a Service: Polis members to showcase results at IMOVE final event

Mobility as a Service: Polis members to showcase results at IMOVE final event

The IMOVE Final Conference will take place in Brussels, on 26 November and it will showcase the project's results while providing insights into its pilot cities. The event will give participants the o...
Read more 13/11/2019
Citizen and stakeholder engagement: share your best practice!

Citizen and stakeholder engagement: share your best practice!

The e-smartec project, which aims at supporting the development of efficient and successfully implemented mobility plans using marketing techniques, is currently collecting successful marketing practi...
Read more 13/11/2019
EAFO: the definitive alternative fuels information portal for Europe

EAFO: the definitive alternative fuels information portal for Europe

The European Alternative Fuels Observatory (EAFO) is the European Commission-funded portal that aims to become the main reference point for information about alternative fuels and infrastructure in Eu...
Read more 31/10/2019
Cities join forces with mobility providers to identify business cases for eHUBS

Cities join forces with mobility providers to identify business cases for eHUBS

On Thursday, the 24th of October, the eHUBS project held a workshop in Leuven dedicated to the identification of effective forms of public-private cooperation, with the objective to effectively deplo...
Read more 30/10/2019
European Day Without a Road Death 2019. How did it go?

European Day Without a Road Death 2019. How did it go?

Twenty-eight European countries took part in this year’s European Day Without A Road Death on 26 September 2019 to raise awareness on road safety....
Read more 30/10/2019
ASSURED workshop on the deployment of e-trucks in urban areas

ASSURED workshop on the deployment of e-trucks in urban areas

The workshop (Bilbao on 27 September 2019) aimed at discussing a business case for ultra-fast charging infrastructure that is used by both public transport and logistics vehicles....
Read more 29/10/2019
Recommendations for integration of urban nodes & TEN-T: a policy dialogue

Recommendations for integration of urban nodes & TEN-T: a policy dialogue

The Vital Nodes second policy dialogue was organised to present, discuss and validate the policy recommendations on integrating Urban Nodes and TEN T corridors....
Read more 29/10/2019
SLoCaT: National Focal Points volunteers wanted in Europe

SLoCaT: National Focal Points volunteers wanted in Europe

Are you working on transport or actively following news and developments in the transport sector of your country? Then there is an opportunity for you to accelerate the uptake of sustainable transp...
Read more 28/10/2019
5 Free passes to attend MOVE 2020 in London

5 Free passes to attend MOVE 2020 in London

MOVE 2020 - the mobility event where disruptive technology and innovation drive much-needed change - is fast approaching. Polis has 5 free guest passes for the event to share with its Members. C...
Read more 28/10/2019
Registration for the next partnermeeting New Mobility Services in the Smart Cities EIP – 29 November

Registration for the next partnermeeting New Mobility Services in the Smart Cities EIP – 29 November

The NMS partners are planning their next meeting on Friday November 29th back to back with the Polis Conference in Brussels. This time at the House of Dutch Provinces, Rue de Trève 59-61, Brussels st...
Read more 24/10/2019