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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
Remote-sensing study in Brussels confirms importance of phasing out highly polluting vehicles to improve air quality

Remote-sensing study in Brussels confirms importance of phasing out highly polluting vehicles to improve air quality

The study, conducted as part of the TRUE Initiative (an international partnership aiming at cleaning up vehicles and improving urban air quality), measured the real-life emissions of more than 130,000...
Read more 24/11/2021
Improving air quality now: it’s Europe’s time to act!

Improving air quality now: it’s Europe’s time to act!

Commission opens Public Consultation on EU Ambient Air Quality Directive to update EU air quality standards. Open until December 2021....
Read more 01/10/2021
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
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
Public Private Partnerships: Shared Micromobility, taking stock

Public Private Partnerships: Shared Micromobility, taking stock

Governance & Integration Working Group was a chance to reflect on the current shared and micromobility landscape...
Read more 12/05/2021
UN releases recommendations for sustainable transport to support COVID-19 recovery

UN releases recommendations for sustainable transport to support COVID-19 recovery

A UN Task Force has developed a set of key recommendations for sustainable and healthy transport to support COVID-19 recovery....
Read more 14/04/2021
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
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
Update on TfL Government funding agreement

Update on TfL Government funding agreement

Transport for London and the Government have reached a funding agreement to enable TFL to continue to support the capital for the remainder of the financial year...
Read more 02/11/2020
New functionalities now available on the EAFO portal!

New functionalities now available on the EAFO portal!

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 01/04/2020
Small and medium-sized cities webinar: Size doesn’t matter when it comes to innovation!

Small and medium-sized cities webinar: Size doesn’t matter when it comes to innovation!

Register now for the Polis SMC (Small and medium-sized cities) webinar taking place on 17 March 10:00 – 12:00 CET The Polis SMC (Small and medium-sized cities) platform gives a voice to SMCs an...
Read more 06/03/2020
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
TfL launches London FreightLab to innovate for freight and servicing

TfL launches London FreightLab to innovate for freight and servicing

The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) are looking for the best innovators to apply for an innovation challenge, London FreightLab, to develop new ways of tackling some of the biggest issues associa...
Read more 31/01/2020
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
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
Transport for London launches the world’s largest cycling database

Transport for London launches the world’s largest cycling database

The Cycling Infrastructure Database contains the location of more than 240,000 pieces of cycling infrastructure in London, including places to park and the location of cycle lanes...
Read more 05/08/2019

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
NACTO Shared-Micromobility in 2018 Report is now available!

NACTO Shared-Micromobility in 2018 Report is now available!

A comprehensive report shows that, in 2018, people took 84 million trips on Shared Micromobility in the United States: more than double the number of trips taken in 2017. Read NACTO press release and...
Read more 25/04/2019

European Commission releases road safety data for 2018

In 2018, there were around 25 100 fatalities in road accidents in the EU 28. This is a decrease of 21% compared to 2010, and 1% compared to 2017 according to new, preliminary figures on road fatalitie...
Read more 04/04/2019
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