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5th European Road Safety Day

Brussels, 6 May 2013

Pedestrian safety: vulnerable road users in urban areas

Albert Borschette Building

A conference to mark annual European Road Safety Day will be held on Monday 6 May 2013 in Brussels. The theme will be "Pedestrian safety: vulnerable road users in urban areas".

The conference will be hosted by the European Commission as a contribution to UN Global Road Safety Week 6-13 May 2013.

At the conference, road safety experts and representatives of some major road-safety organisations will come together to:

  • Explore the roles and risks of the main road user groups
  • Address the specific challenges of improving road safety in the urban areas
  • Arrive at proposals of best practices and concrete, realistic solutions including new technologies with life-saving potential

The conference will be opened by Commission Vice-President for Transport, Mr Siim Kallas together with an invited keynote speaker from the European Parliament.

The conference will end in time for participants to join a road safety demonstration, "a long short walk" organised by FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile)in the afternoon of 6 May.


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Key information
Frédéric PéchenardInterministerial Delegate for Road Safety, FranceThe pedestrian: the most vulnerable road userpdf(503 kB)
Jeannot MerschEuropean Federation of Road Traffic Victims - PresidentGood to consider again vulnerable road users - UN RS week 2000:fatalities:2001-2010: -34% versus -43% pdf(2 MB)
Manfred NeunEuropean Cyclists' Federation - PresidentSafer Streets in Liveable Citiespdf(209 kB)
Jacob BangsgaardInternational Automobile Federation - Director General for FIA Region IPedestrian safety in cities: Risks, Causes and Accident Effectpdf(527 kB)
Dinesh SethiWorld Health Organisation - Programme Manager Violence and Injury PreventionImproving urban safety: Pedestrian road safety manual and the Second UN Global Road Safety Weekpdf(606 kB)
Andrés MartínezMunicipality of San Sebastián - Mobility Projects Technician in the Mobility DepartmentHow to improve urban safety for vulnerable road userspdf(2 MB)
Geert van WaegInternational Federation of Pedestrians - PresidentIf the road were a machine,would we want to CE-mark it?pdf(645 kB)
Antonio AvenosoEuropean Transport Safety Council - Executive DirectorNext Phase of Developments for Vulnerable Road User Safety: What’s New in Technology, testing and transport-related research?pdf(325 kB)
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