About Polis

Polis is the leading network of European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport.

THE GO-TO EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR URBAN MOBILITY ISSUES

Since 1989, European local and regional authorities have been working together within Polis to promote sustainable mobility through the deployment of innovative transport solutions.

EXCHANGE OF KNOWLEDGE

Our aim is to improve local transport through integrated strategies that address the economic, social and environmental dimensions of transport. To this end, we support the exchange of experiences and the transfer of knowledge between European local and regional authorities. We also facilitate the dialogue between local and regional authorities and other mobility stakeholders such as industry, research centres and universities, and NGOs.

ACCESS TO EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

We foster cooperation and partnerships across Europe with the aim of making research and innovation in transport accessible to cities and regions. That is why we actively support the participation of our members in European projects. Our expertise allows us to create a framework which facilitates dialogue and exchange between local authorities, the transport research community and the industry.

THE GO-TO EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR URBAN MOBILITY ISSUES

At Polis we strive to provide decision makers with the necessary information and tools for making sustainable mobility a reality. Political representatives from Polis members convene regularly within the Polis Political Group, and engage in a dialogue with the European institutions.

“Urban regions are key drivers for national and global economies, and transport is essential for their success and development. Challenges such as congestion, air quality and changes in customer behaviour have no obvious route to resolution, they require innovation. New mobility services need to contribute to achieve overarching policy goals: reduce air pollution and congestion, address climate change or increase road safety. Through our new role as President of the Polis network, Manchester is committed to steer innovation towards problem solving, throughout Europe and beyond”

Councillor Mark Aldred,
Chair of Transport for Greater Manchester