POLIS' Brussels Bubble Band meets again

The Brussels Bubble Band (BBB) met again this April to inform members, exchange ideas and explore the potential for further cooperation on exciting and innovative EU Urban Mobility Policy topics.  

The BB Band convenes twice a year for the policy operatives working in Brussels for POLIS members. Unity makes strength. These meetings have 3 simple goals:

  1. inform
  2. Exchange
  3. Cooperate on hot EU Urban Mobility Policy topics.

POLIS keeps these topics structured, rich, interactive, useful, and straight to the point.

At this last meeting, POLIS members heard more about the European Commission’s Expert Group on Urban Mobility (EGUM). POLIS is actively involved in all six EGUM sub-groups, supporting the Commission to translate topics into policy recommendations and priorities.

The meeting also presented updates on SUMPs (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans) in TEN-T (Trans European Transport Network)- a topic of great importance to many POLIS member cities and regions.

The European Cycling Strategy was presented by Andréia Lopes de Azevedo, Coordinator for Active Travel & Health, while Suzanne Hoadley and Laura Babío, Coordinators for the Mobility & Traffic Efficiency Working Group, presented the revised Real-Time Traffic Information (RTTI) Directive and Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS) policy options- an area both have extensive expertise in.

Digital Twins for sustainable on-demand local urban logistics, Zero-Emission Zones for Freight (ZEZ-Fs) and the finance and delivery of safer roads were also on the agenda.

POLIS members can read the full report and next steps HERE.