POLIS welcomes new member FrankfurtRheinMain

POLIS is delighted to announce it has gained a new member, The Regional Authority FrankfurtRheinMain.

The Regional Authority FrankfurtRheinMain is responsible for the FrankfurtRheinMain Region, comprising 80 municipalities with 2,4 million inhabitants.

The region, which includes the major cities of Frankfurt and Offenbach is located in the central-western part of Germany, and has been important industrial and transport centre for over a century. Today, the area is a financial core, as well as prime logistics hub.

FrankfurtRheinMain has taken a leading role in developing sustainable mobility plans. The region’s SUMP, sets out a clear vision of what they can, want and will implement in collaboration with their municipalities in the coming years.

Today, 55% of people in the Region travel by foot, bicycle, public transport or other sustainable modes of transport. The SUMP aims to support the region expanding this share to 65% by 2030.

Coordinating a series of impressive measures, the region is rolling out, accessible, affordable and reliable multimodal transport. The aim is to create a “5-minute region”, where a sustainable transport option can be reached within a 5-minute walk from any populated location in the region.

Measures include:

  1. Integrated cycleway network
  2. Multimodal mobility hubs
  3. Enabling pedestrian traffic
  4. Rail-centred community developments
  5. Needs-based public transport
  6. Integrated commercial traffic
  7. Managed mobility and transport transition


The region’s cooperative approach with their municipalities will bring instrumental best practices and advice to POLIS’ network of cities and regions.

The districts and municipalities are strong partners in FrankfurtRheinMain's mobility and transport transition. Coordinating action to ensure networked mobility planning without duplicating or conflicting action. Such action promises exciting contribution to POLIS’ activity, where regional members are incredibly active in our working groups, sharing their approaches to traffic management, data, active travel, freight and more.


Want to know more about POLIS membership?

POLIS Membership is open to all European (also non-EU) local and regional authorities including cities, provinces, and regions, as well as to their transport authorities, mobility agencies and local public transport organisations, and offers the opportunity for valuable peer-to-peer exchange on urban mobility.

Find out more here, or contact POLIS membership manager, Pasquale Cancellara.