The Third Road
Safety Week in the UNECE region (2000) was targeted at vulnerable
road users, in particular children, the elderly, handicapped, as well as
pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. The Second Road Safety Week (1995)
was devoted exclusively to young road users.
The 4th Ministerial Conference on
Environment and Health (Budapest, June 2004) focused on children and
environmental health in the context of sustainable development. Specific
actions focussing on the interaction between children's mobility needs,
transport policies and health effects can include the promotion of road safety
programmes specifically targeted at children, development of opportunities for
independent walking and cycling, reduction of isolation and over-reliance on
adult support for travel, and development of awareness-raising programmes
targeted at parents and educators to increase knowledge about the health and
environment impacts of transport on children.