Post-Lockdown Mobility

The COVID-19 outbreak created huge challenges for cities and regions when it comes to mobility. Local authorities had to react quickly and decisively, often with uncertainty as to the best course of action.

With cities and regions easing confinement measures, many wondered how best to respond to this unprecedented situation and how to adapt mobility to the ‘new normal’.

At POLIS, we wanted to support our members in this challenging time by sharing advice and facilitating the exchange of experience between cities and regions which would be implementing plans for post-lockdown – this brought us to developing the first ever webinar series for POLIS members.

Dedicated to tackling COVID-19 and mobility, ‘Post-Lockdown Mobility’ had the specific focus of planning mobility for – you guessed it – post-lockdown.

We heard from cities across Europe that formulated plans for when lockdown measures were eased, and we also identified potential threats as well as opportunities resulting from this crisis, and explored how we could mitigate negative aspects while building on the good things that were happening from a sustainable mobility perspective.

These webinars took place between April and June 2020, taking regularly place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 14:00 CET. 



  • Thursday 30 April: The post-lockdown mobility strategies of Aarhus and Brussels (read the summary report here)
  • Tuesday 5 May: The post-lockdown mobility strategies of Barcelona and Milan (read the summary report here)
  • Thursday 7 May: The post-lockdown mobility strategies of Rome and Île-de-France (read the summary report here)
  • Tuesday 12 May: Results of the Polis members COVID-19 mobility survey (read the summary report here)
  • Thursday 14 May: Reallocation of space to promote active travel (read the summary report here)
  • Tuesday 19 May: Urban logistics in lockdown: Lesson learned & solutions for ‘Phase 2’ (read the summary report here)
  • Tuesday 26 May: Sharing is (still) good (read the summary report here)
  • Thursday 28 May: Reallocation of space to promote Active Travel (2) (read the summary report here)
  • Tuesday 2 June: Parking matters: current and future measures in times of COVID-19 (read the summary report here)
  • Thursday 4 June: Public Transport and COVID-19: Getting the offer right… and safe! (read the summary report here)
  • Tuesday 9 June: The deadly link between air pollution & COVID: Practical proposals on protecting cities in the future (read the summary report here)
  • Thursday 11 June: Bikesharing: In cooperation with Cycling Industries (read the summary report here)
  • Tuesday 16 June: Walk & Bike to School (read the summary report here)
  • Thursday 18 June: SUMP COVID-19 guidance: have your say!
  • Tuesday 23 June: Recharging urban mobility in Europe: Next steps for electromobility (read the summary report here)
  • Thursday 25 June: Serving the Underserved: The impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable people in remote (sub)urban and rural areas (read the summary report here)
  • Tuesday 30 June: Bouncing Ahead… and Out of the Box! (read the summary report here)

Members could access the full details about the webinar series and register here (please login to register).