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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

Polis, EMTA and IRU discuss coach transport in European cities

Polis and EMTA hosted a side event about cities and coach transport at the International Transport Forum (ITF) Summit. European cities such as Budapest and Amsterdam have developed strategies for coac...
Read more 02/06/2015

European Funds for Strategic Investment: Polis and UITP alliance to keep CEF and Horizon 2020 funds for innovation and transport

On April 8th, Polis and UITP sent an open letter to Members of the European Parliament in order to reject the reallocation of CEF and H2020 funds to the European Fund for Strategic Investment. Vote is...
Read more 09/04/2015

Midterm review on the White Paper on Transport: Polis position and EP Rapporteur draft report

The draft report from the European Parliament rappoteur has been published last week. The European Commission launched a consultation open to all stakeholders on this issue. Polis published its posit...
Read more 09/04/2015

GrowSmarter: European Smart Cities lighthouse project started

Mayors and delegates from a number of European cities, industry and networks including Polis gather in Stockholm from 10 to 12 February 2015 to mark the launch of a new 25 million euro project: GrowSm...
Read more 11/02/2015

Health and transport planner experts meet to discuss active travel

In the framework of the European co-funded project SWITCH Travel, cities and experts met in Donastia San Sebastian, Spain, to discuss about how to promote active travel and increase physical activity....
Read more 09/12/2014

City of Madrid elected as Polis 2015 president

At this year's Annual General Assembly, the city of Madrid was unanimously re-elected to be the president of the Polis network in 2015. Madrid continues to hold the presidency for a second year and wi...
Read more 26/11/2014

2013 Polis Conference calls for Greater Coordination of EU policies related to urban and regional transport

PRESS RELEASE: 350 mobility professionals from across Europe came together to debate on urban and regional mobility at last week’s 2013 Annual Polis Conference in Brussels. Participants call for gre...
Read more 09/12/2013

City of Madrid elected as Polis president

At yesterday’s Annual General Assembly, the city of Madrid was unanimously elected to be the president of the Polis network in 2014. Madrid is taking over the presidency from the city of Perugia and...
Read more 04/12/2013

Three EU projects join forces to suggest policy improvements in infomobility

PRESS RELEASE: The POLITE project together with two other European projects – SUPERHUB and RITS-Net - will join forces in an Intermediate Open Workshop organised by POLITE. During the workshop they...
Read more 11/09/2013

ECOSTARS Europe nominated for EUSEW Award

Polis members CDV, Edinburgh and Rotterdam have set up the ECOSTARS fleet recognition scheme, and have been nominated for the Sustainable Energy Europe (SEE) Award. The Award recognises outstanding...
Read more 12/06/2013

Polis and H3B Media join forces for exciting “Thinking Cities” multimedia project

Polis, the network of European cities and regions for innovative transport solutions, and H3B Media, publishers of Thinking Highways magazine, are pleased to announce the launch of a joint venture mul...
Read more 04/06/2013

New stations for better city transport: a new generation of interchanges for a more efficient and sustainable urban mobility system

NODES, New Tools for Design and Operation of Urban Transport Interchanges is a three-year  European research project, focusing on providing and demonstrating tools for better transport interchanges t...
Read more 13/05/2013

New ITS Planning Tool available for cities hosting large events

Last week saw the release of the newly developed STADIUM ITS online guide. The guide features an interactive ITS Decision Support Tool allowing cities to choose the most appropriate ITS tools to respo...
Read more 29/04/2013

Launch of the Platform for the electrification of surface transport

Eleven organisations from across industries and transport modes joined forces today to drive forward the electrification of surface transport....
Read more 19/03/2013

Press release: Horizon 2020 transport budget

European transport research actors call for the Horizon 2020 budget for “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport” to be maintained at the EUR7.69bn level proposed by the European Commission....
Read more 18/12/2012

Press Release: Urban Transport experts meet at Polis Conference

This year’s Polis Conference “Innovation in transport for sustainable cities and regions” has started. The international conference for urban transport professionals was opened yesterday by the...
Read more 30/11/2012

City of Perugia re-elected for Polis presidency

At today’s Annual General Assembly the city of Perugia received a unanimous vote to hold the presidency of the Polis network once again. On Thursday, Perugia will open this year’s Polis Conference...
Read more 28/11/2012
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