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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 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
Île-de-France Mobilités launches its MaaS app development strategy

Île-de-France Mobilités launches its MaaS app development strategy

Île-de-France Mobilités has a regional 'Mobility as a Service' (MaaS) application up its sleeve: it will allow users to plan and pay directly for trips by choosing from different transport options w...
Read more 22/10/2019
Organisations call for transport investments on the CEF II

Organisations call for transport investments on the CEF II

According to a consortium of 40 European associations and organisations - Polis included, incentives on transport with a strong CEF II, Connecting Europe Facility 2021-2027, will be the biggest asset...
Read more 10/10/2019
City declaration “The New Paradigm for Safe City Streets” launched today

City declaration “The New Paradigm for Safe City Streets” launched today

Deputy Mayor for Mobility and Safety in the city of Lisbon, Miguel Gaspar, along with Polis and Eurocities launched the new city declaration on road safety this morning in Brussels....
Read more 16/09/2019
Polis at the policy session of the Urban logistics Summer School (Uni of Antwerp)

Polis at the policy session of the Urban logistics Summer School (Uni of Antwerp)

On 23 August 2019, Giacomo Lozzi, Urban Freight coordinator at Polis, participated in the policy session panel at the Urban logistics Summer School of the University of Antwerp, with Flanders Region,...
Read more 28/08/2019

What do policy makers want to know about the impact of connected and automated vehicles?

Gothenburg is hosting experts from Europe and beyond today to discuss which societal impacts connected and automated vehicles will have. The workshop is organised within the Horizon 2020 funded resear...
Read more 28/05/2019

Cities-industry cooperation to accelerate deployment of sustainable city logistics solutions

The vision of this group is to lead transformation in cities so that urban freight and logistics is proactively responding to the pollution, congestion, safety and environmental challenges. The object...
Read more 16/05/2019

Lisbon announced as host city of the next European edition of Velo-city 2021

Another Polis member, Lisbon, is to host the next European edition of the annual Velo-city cycling conference in 2021. This year, the conference will be hosted by Dublin in June 2019....
Read more 19/02/2019
PRESS RELEASE: Quality of life should be starting point of all urban mobility policies

PRESS RELEASE: Quality of life should be starting point of all urban mobility policies

MANCHESTER, 26 NOVEMBER 2018 - After two days of intense discussions on the latest transport innovations in cities and regions, Polis closed its 2018 Conference with a plenary session on the managemen...
Read more 26/11/2018

Polis kicks off 2018 Conference

On 22 November, Polis kicked off its 2018 Conference ‘Innovation in Transport for Sustainable Cities and Regions’ with a record number of 550 participants. The day before, Transport for Greater M...
Read more 23/11/2018

PRESS RELEASE: Small and Medium-Sized Cities (SMCs) Unite for Better Mobility

Stavanger, Norway, 26 September 2018 – Small and medium-sized cities (SMCs) no longer see themselves in the shadow of large metropolitan cities when it comes to transport innovation. Instead, SMCs i...
Read more 26/09/2018

Cycling is the urban transport mode associated with the greatest health benefits

A study carried out in seven European cities highlights the role of active transport in good mental health and self-perceived health....
Read more 13/08/2018

4th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility – CSUM2018 – presentations available

The 4th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility – CSUM2018 was held in Skiathos Island, Greece on 24 – 25 May 2018. The Conference focused on Data analytics: Paving the way to sustainable urban m...
Read more 03/08/2018

PRESS RELEASE: Urban Vehicle Access Regulations Require EU Stakeholder Dialogue

Brussels, 25 April 2018 - Representatives of European cities and automobile manufacturers call on the European Commission to continue to support the ongoing dialogue between all players involved in ur...
Read more 25/04/2018

EU Urban Freight Projects Find Common Ground

PRESS RELEASE: The four European CIVITAS research projects CITYLAB, NOVELOG, SUCCESS and U-Turn, are sharing their solutions for cleaner urban freight transport in Europe’s cities at a joint confere...
Read more 23/04/2018

How Cities across Europe Beat Road Congestion

PRESS RELEASE: Over 200 urban transport professionals gather in Brussels for two days to discuss how walking and cycling can help reduce congestion on urban roads.The EU co-funded CIVITAS TRACE and FL...
Read more 14/03/2018

Cities around the world cooperate to save lives

PRESS RELEASE: POLIS and the International Transport Forum’s “Safer City Streets” initiative cooperate for safer roads. The second joint workshop on 7 and 8 December brings cities from around th...
Read more 07/12/2017

Is urban transport disruption good or bad? Cities will decide

The public sector used to be the primary provider and contractor of local and regional transport services and data, but third parties - vehicle manufacturers, telecom companies, app developers - have...
Read more 07/12/2017

Regulating vehicle access is opening up cities

Access regulations help to manage mobility in cities. The Polis conference Opening Plenary session, titled Combat & Curb? Regulating access to city centres, focused on urban vehicle access regulations...
Read more 06/12/2017

European cities and automobile manufacturers kick off dialogue on Urban Vehicle Access Regulations

Brussels - Today representatives from European cities and automobile manufacturers came together for the first time in order to explore solutions to the challenges of increasing urban road traffic....
Read more 05/12/2017

Greater Manchester elected as new Polis president

PRESS RELEASE: At today’s Annual General Assembly, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) was unanimously elected to take the Presidency of Polis from Rotterdam. TfGM will chair the independent net...
Read more 05/12/2017

Polis along with industry and NGOs call for urgent action on vehicle safety standards

PRESS RELEASE: Polis co-signed a letter that was sent to the European Commission yesterday, in which we call to urgently bring forward new minimum safety standards for new cars, vans and trucks, after...
Read more 24/05/2017

Polis and ‘Safer City Streets’ cooperate for safer roads

PRESS RELEASE: Cities from the Polis network and from the International Transport Forum’s ‘Safer City Streets’ network meet in Paris today. Local authorities from Europe and around the world wor...
Read more 21/04/2017

How can cities and regions turn barriers in long-term investments into future opportunities?

Cities and regions call the EU  institutions for flexibility when making long-term public investments in strategic public sectors. On 8 march 2017 the Urban Intergroup and the Long-term Investment an...
Read more 09/03/2017

2016 Polis Conference calls for road automation to serve city and regional transport policy

PRESS RELEASE: 450 mobility professionals from across Europe and beyond have come together to debate on urban and regional mobility at this year’s Annual Polis Conference held in Rotterdam. Local an...
Read more 02/12/2016

450 urban transport stakeholders discussing innovation in Rotterdam

PRESS RELEASE: At yesterday’s Annual General Assembly, the city of Rotterdam was unanimously reelected to be the president of the Polis network for a second term in 2017. This morning, Rotterdam Vi...
Read more 01/12/2016

In Motion Charging (IMC): Vossloh Kiepe leads cross border project, setting the pathway of Battery-Bus-Fleets

Arnhem’s overhead wire infrastructure for trolley buses will become a charging infrastructure for e-buses. In addition it will be the backbone of a smart grid. Arnhem’s new trolley buses will be a...
Read more 25/07/2016

PRESS RELEASE: How mobile is the smart city?

On 28 January, the European Commission's DG MOVE has invited 200 Smart Cities stakeholders to discuss take up of smart urban mobility in Europe. Polis has issued a policy paper emphasising the role o...
Read more 28/01/2016

PRESS RELEASE: 2015 Polis Conference calls for fully using potential of urban mobility in making the city smarter

400 mobility professionals from across Europe and beyond have come together to debate on urban and regional mobility at this year’s Annual Polis Conference in Brussels. Local and regional authoritie...
Read more 19/11/2015

City of Rotterdam elected as Polis president

At this year's Annual General Assembly, the city of Rotterdam was unanimously elected to be the president of the Polis network in 2016. Rotterdam is taking over the presidency from the city of Madrid,...
Read more 18/11/2015

Call for Juncker to reverse decision to drop serious road injury target

About 40 organisations concerned with road safety from across Europe together with 11 members of the European Parliament have sent a letter to President Jean-Claude Juncker urging him to not drop sett...
Read more 10/06/2015
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