Press Room

Alternative fuels regulation: bring local & regional actors on board!

Alternative fuels regulation: bring local & regional actors on board!

POLIS, Eurocities, and CEMR/CCRE are taking action to include local and regional authorities in alternative fuels regulation. In a joint letter, the three leading networks state the importance of loca...
Read more 24/06/2022
POLIS calls on EP to push for more ambitious CO2 targets

POLIS calls on EP to push for more ambitious CO2 targets

POLIS has joined a broad coalition calling on the European Parliament Environment Committee to push for more ambitious CO2 targets for cars and vans....
Read more 06/05/2022
Mobility coalition publishes joint statement on the PSO regulation

Mobility coalition publishes joint statement on the PSO regulation

POLIS calls on the European Commission not to undermine the legal framework for public transport organisations. The coalition calls for legal coherence for public transport in Europe, mainly when the...
Read more 04/05/2022
POLIS and Eurocities subscribe letter to European Commission about EURO 7/VII

POLIS and Eurocities subscribe letter to European Commission about EURO 7/VII

POLIS and Eurocities have sent a joint letter to the European Commission expressing concern about the upcoming EURO 7/VII and urging more ambitious, straightforward, and effective action....
Read more 02/05/2022
POLIS’ Political Group summit in Paris: Leadership rules!

POLIS’ Political Group summit in Paris: Leadership rules!

(Paris, 18th of March 2022) High-level political leaders in charge of mobility in key European cities and regions convened in Paris for a summit on the future of sustainable urban mobility – to disc...
Read more 28/03/2022
Amsterdam wins Thinking Cities Award

Amsterdam wins Thinking Cities Award

At the POLIS Conference 2021, Amsterdam received the Thinking Cities award for its leading activities in the field of data sharing, shared mobility, and Mobility as a Service....
Read more 03/12/2021
POLIS and ALICE launch joint guide for advancing together towards zero-emission urban logistics by 2030

POLIS and ALICE launch joint guide for advancing together towards zero-emission urban logistics by 2030

  Download the Guide here ALICE and POLIS launch their joint guide for advancing together towards zero-emission urban logistics by 2030 – a milestone of the consolidated POLIS-ALICE...
Read more 02/12/2021
No one left behind: Cities and regions commit to work together for a just mobility transition

No one left behind: Cities and regions commit to work together for a just mobility transition

The Annual POLIS Conference is gathering over 600 urban mobility experts and practitioners in Gothenburg, Sweden, for two days of debates and exchanges on innovation in local transport....
Read more 01/12/2021
TANGENT: a new EU-funded project to improve traffic operations

TANGENT: a new EU-funded project to improve traffic operations

A 4.8 million euro innovation project funded by the European Commission aims at develop new complementary tools for optimising traffic operations in a coordinated and dynamic way. The project, TANGENT...
Read more 03/10/2021
Joint statement: Europe must come together to change urban mobility

Joint statement: Europe must come together to change urban mobility

In a joint statement on the EU’s Urban Mobility Framework, a broad coalition of transport stakeholders stressed that public transport and active mobility must be the foundation on which to build the...
Read more 23/09/2021
Global and European mobility leaders commit to Zero Emissions by 2035

Global and European mobility leaders commit to Zero Emissions by 2035

POLIS is bringing together CEOs from mobility platforms to sign a joint manifesto calling on EU policymakers to accelerate green and digital transition targets....
Read more 21/09/2021
Ride2Autonomy: New EU-Funded Project to Promote Automated Shuttles’ Integration into Public Transport

Ride2Autonomy: New EU-Funded Project to Promote Automated Shuttles’ Integration into Public Transport

Press Release, 23/08/2021 Combining the efforts of ten automated shuttle demonstrations, the recently awarded EU Project Ride-to-Autonomy will help to develop new passenger mobility concepts leadin...
Read more 23/08/2021
MOVE21: European cities lead transition to zero-emission transport in urban areas

MOVE21: European cities lead transition to zero-emission transport in urban areas

The MOVE21 project will help cities achieve a 30% reduction of transport-related emissions by 2030 thanks to transport-related innovations....
Read more 28/06/2021
Eleven cities and regions to replicate solutions on Digital Twins for urban logistics planning

Eleven cities and regions to replicate solutions on Digital Twins for urban logistics planning

Brussels, 26th of March 2021 – Eleven cities and regions join the Transferability Platform of the H2020 funded LEAD to benefit from a tailored replication programme for the development and deploymen...
Read more 26/03/2021
POLIS, UITP and EMTA publish joint opinion on EU-wide integrated ticketing

POLIS, UITP and EMTA publish joint opinion on EU-wide integrated ticketing

In a joint statement, POLIS, UITP, and EMTA have outlined key principles for the digital integration of transport services across Europe....
Read more 18/02/2021
Get to know the new We-Transform project!

Get to know the new We-Transform project!

We-Transform, a project investigating the effects of automation on the transport labour force, was launched on December 2020....
Read more 08/02/2021
Cities and regions hold keys for Green Deal success

Cities and regions hold keys for Green Deal success

On the morning of the last day of the POLIS 2020 Conference, political representatives of leading European cities and regions convened for the Urban Green-Deal Makers Summit, where they engaged in a d...
Read more 03/12/2020
POLIS, TDA and C40 launch the How-to Guide on Zero-Emission Zones for Freight

POLIS, TDA and C40 launch the How-to Guide on Zero-Emission Zones for Freight

POLIS, TDA and C40 launch the How-to Guide, Zero-Emission Zones: Don’t Wait to start with Freight. The guide presents experience and advice from public and private-sector representatives around the...
Read more 02/12/2020
COVID-19 is an opportunity to change urban mobility for the better, cities and regions say

COVID-19 is an opportunity to change urban mobility for the better, cities and regions say

At the POLIS Annual Conference, cities and regions of the POLIS Network affirm that COVID-19 offers a window of opportunity to influence deeply rooted mobility habits for the better....
Read more 30/11/2020
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
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

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
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