Mobility and transport


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
  • Mr Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Mobility and Transport
  • Ms Isabelle Durant, Vice-President of the European Parliament
Speaker Organisation Theme
Frédéric Péchenard Interministerial Delegate for Road Safety, France The pedestrian: the most vulnerable road user
Jeannot Mersch European Federation of Road Traffic Victims - President Good to consider again vulnerable road users - UN RS week 2000:fatalities:2001-2010: -34% versus -43%
Manfred Neun European Cyclists' Federation - President Safer Streets in Liveable Cities
Jacob Bangsgaard International Automobile Federation - Director General for FIA Region I Pedestrian safety in cities: Risks, Causes and Accident Effect
Dinesh Sethi World Health Organisation - Programme Manager Violence and Injury Prevention Improving urban safety: Pedestrian road safety manual and the Second UN Global Road Safety Week
Andrés Martínez Municipality of San Sebastián - Mobility Projects Technician in the Mobility Department How to improve urban safety for vulnerable road users
Geert van Waeg International Federation of Pedestrians - President If the road were a machine,would we want to CE-mark it?
Antonio Avenoso European Transport Safety Council - Executive Director Next Phase of Developments for Vulnerable Road User Safety: What’s New in Technology, testing and transport-related research?
Michiel van Ratingen EuroNCAP - Secretary-General EuroNCAP – For safer cars
Sylvain Haon Polis: European Cities and Regions Networking for Innovative Transport Solutions - Director Road safety and vulnerable road users: what can we expect from technology ?