Polis regularly publishes discussion and position papers to steer the conversation on topics that are of relevance to cities and regions.
Letter to Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean on the need to include an integrated and sustainable appraoch to urban mobility in Europe's coronavirus exit strategy.... Read more
The New Paradigm for Safe City Streets is a city declaration setting out the necessary principles for sound effective actions for traffic safety. It was coordinated by Polis and EUROCITIES. With this declaration on road safety, local and regional authorities reaffirm their key role in building safe systems. As Polis Secretary General Karen Vancluysen said, “Cities are sending a strong message... Read more
Taking the long view on short trips. Shared micromobility is a hot topic. For many cities, it has been more of a ‘hot potato’, as the ‘invasion’ of e-scooters and e-bikes triggered a public outcry, inflamed debates in the media and put mayors, deputy mayors, and transportation officials on the spot: “Do something!”. The problem with reactive approaches is that they often miss strat... Read more
As drivers of sustainable urban transport planning, cities will play an essential role in creating local digital parking ecosystems. The paper demonstrates that digital parking can realise much more than facilitating payments. Digital parking can provide decision-makers with insights into mobility developments, which can support transport and urban planning.... Read more
This paper offers Polis’ response to the 9thframework programme for research and innovation “Towards Horizon Europe”.... Read more
Polis views on the Clean Vehicles Directive Recast and Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Action Plan... Read more
Discussion paper offering the perspective of Polis member cities and regions on Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Release: 9/2017... Read more