Polis bigger than ever as new members join the network
The Polis network is growing. In the first months of 2020 the number of members has risen to 81, surpassing the 80 threshold for the first time. Recent members include the City of Stockholm, Sweden, and the City of Essen, Germany.
With almost one million inhabitants, the city of Stockholm is growing rapidly and is thriving to make urban mobility more efficient and sustainable to support this growth. Over the past few years, the city has been working on actions and strategies to mitigate congestion by working with both supply and demand of mobility. The city has also a good record of new mobility services experimentations, as shown by the participation in many research and innovation projects. Within the CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project, for instance, Stockholm is working with SMEs to test Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and peer-to-peer carsharing solutions. Earlier this month, Stockholm has hosted the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety on achieving the global road safety goals by 2030.
IFP Energies Nouvelles, a French public research organisation, and SBB AG, the Swiss national railway company, also joined Polis as associate members. Polis associate membership is open to entities such as associations, research centres and universities with an interest in local and regional transport. At the moment, 12 associate members are part of the network.
Check out the profiles of Polis members here.