Record number of participants for 2018 Polis Conference
Hosted by Transport for Greater Manchester at the Old Trafford Stadium, the conference staged two days of intense discussions on the latest transport innovations in cities and regions. Polis closed its 2018 Conference with a plenary session on the management of urban space, titled ‘Get out of my space!’.
This session also marked the presentation of the Thinking Cities Award. The City of Gothenburg received the prize for ‘Digitalised Zones’. This project uses geofencing to prevent speeding and make hybrid vehicles switch to their electric engine when entering the urban environmental zone.
During the conference, Polis also signed a manifesto in support of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) and handed it over to Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director General of DG MOVE and European Coordinator for Road Safety. Ahead of the conference, Polis kicked off a strategic dialogue on urban freight between cities and the logistics industry. Polis also held the 3rd joint workshop with the International Transport Forum’s Safer City Streets Initiative. On that occasion, the ITF released the first-ever global benchmarking for urban road safety.
Read the press releases here:
- Polis kicks off 2018 Conference
- ‘Quality of life should be the starting point of all urban mobility policies.'
Mark your calendars
The 2019 Polis Conference will take place in Brussels in the week of 25 November 2019 and will also mark the 30th anniversary of Polis.