Handshakers touch down at the POLIS conference 2021
The POLIS Annual Conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience of mobility experts, practitioners and decision makers. Held this year from 1-2 December in Gothenburg, Sweden, the event saw a range of engaging discussions on mobility topics like sustainable urban mobility planning, women in mobility, e-mobility and, of course, cycling.
Handshake was presented in two sessions during the conference, both on 1 December.
The first, Can mentor and mentee relationships drive cycling policy change? in Session 2E: Capacity to get road safety rolling. Handshakers Sanne Vanderstraeten (Mobiel 21) and Henrik Lundorff Kristensen (Municipality of Copenhagen) introduced the project, specifically highlighting the impact that mentorship between cities has had on cycling policy change.
The second, Grab, the Roman cycle route in Session 3A: Bike a bit longer. Handshaker Francesco Iacorossi (Roma Servizi per la Mobilita) presented Rome's impactful new cycling route, with a nod to the impact that the Handshake project has had on the creation of the route.
Watch the presentations here.
Image by: POLIS network