International Federation of Pedestrians

By translating goals into policies, the International Federation of Pedestrians (IFP) works toward the prevention of traffic collisions and the reduction of injury and disability resulting from such them; the protection of children, women and the elderly as three of the most vulnerable groups in society; the planning and design of residential areas that are scaled to the pedestrian, safe from traffic hazards, secure from crime, environmentally pleasing and the provision of easy access to efficient and affordable public transport.

Towards the attainment of its goals and the broad adoption of these policies, IFP represents the interests of the pedestrian at the international level. It works with governmental agencies such as the United Nations Economic and Social Council, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), and specialized agencies of the European Community. It cooperates also with a wide range of non-governmental organizations.

A long-range commitment by IFP in the past decades has been engaged to represent the concerns of walking road user groups on technical committees of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN-ECE) such as the Working Party on Road Safety whose tasks include the periodic updating of the 1968 Vienna International Convention of Road Traffic.

Filed in: Promoting Walking and Bicycling

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