International Conference On Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety 19-22 June 2013, Kyiv, Ukraine

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Languages:      ENG /  РУС /    УКР

Contact: +38 044 270-54-86 Email




The International Conference on Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety will be held in Kyiv (Kiev) at the President Hotel from 19 June 2013 to 22 June 2013. This event is organized in collaboration with the PRI (La Prévention Routière Internationale) and the All-Ukrainian NGO “Ukrainian Road Safety Association”. We are very pleased to invite prospective conference presenters in this stage to submit their abstracts for consideration by the Program Committee.

The International Conference on Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety will bring together leading professionals from all over the world to discuss the issue of pedestrian and cyclist safety. It should be noted that during more than 50 years of existence of the PRI, it is for the first time that the PRI Conference will be held in the Post-Soviet space.

Walking and cycling are one of the most environmentally friendly modes of urban mobility. Popularization of these modes of mobility involves focus on the development of the safety measures for these vulnerable groups of road users. Thereby, the Conference will be a good opportunity to reflect on our achievements and to share our aspirations for the creation of the safe conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.

We are looking forward to your participation in the Conference, which will be a good opportunity to share knowledge, experience and successful practices in the field of the pedestrian and cyclist safety improvement.


Conference theme

The aim of the Conference is to draw public attention to the need of ensuring safety for pedestrians and cyclists as one of the most vulnerable road user groups; to start active work on implementation of measures for their protection, as well as to promote the objectives of the Decade of Action for Road Safety, declared by the United Nations for 2011-2020.

During the Conference the participants will have an opportunity to speak about the results of the Second UN Global Road Safety Week (6-12 May, 2013).

The theme of the Conference draws attention to the necessity to ensure the safety of pedestrians and cyclists as one of the most vulnerable group of road users. Moreover, it challenges researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to consider how their contributions could help to implement safer road transport system in urban areas. The theme is not intended to limit the subject matter of conference papers. Its task is to encourage authors to explore the practical implications of their work.

The main perspectives as framework for the presentations are:

• Scope of the problem: current situation, trends and perspective of traffic crashes with pedestrians and cyclists involved. Focus: Urban areas, cities, villages.
• Strategies to give priority to safety and mobility of pedestrians and cyclists in balance with other traffic modes (public transport, cars, heavy vehicles, motorized two wheelers, etc.)
• Coherence between land use, urban planning and transport infrastructure planning strategies and other fields of interest (health and environmental issues)
• Role of the insurance companies in reforming the road system and forming the culture of behavior of the road users. Vehicle insurance and pedestrian and cyclist safety on the roads. How to enhance the effect? (Given the fact that the insurers were one of the main driving forces behind the reform of the national road safety system, the organizers added this theme to the theme list of the Conference. The Organizers will be grateful to all the participants who will express their wish to present a paper, share ideas and successful practices, and will help to enhance the discussion on this issue).

Papers are invited which present case studies on pedestrian and cyclist safety.

In particular, papers that address the following questions are encouraged:

• What can authorities do to encourage a sustainable transport system with priority and safety for vulnerable road users (pedestrians, cyclists)
• How to tune mobility and safety of pedestrians and cyclists with financial, environmental, economic or social outcomes.  How to connect the different demands in a concerted and overall policy and program of implementation?
• What are the relevant tools for mobility in congested cities?
• Best practices: how to learn from others?
• Data and analysis, evaluation
• Safe road users and safe vehicles/bicycles
• Infrastructure, safe speeds, mix of all traffic modes, separation of vulnerable road users from other road users
• National policy, strategy, road safety regulations
• Public/private partnerships with companies that are willing to invest in road safety
• Active involvement and commitment of citizens
• Research and programs to implement a sustainable safe transport system
• How to stimulate walking and cycling and what needs to be done at the different levels (national, regional, local) to realize safe conditions
• Traffic crashes and victims in urban areas: reality and perspectives?
• Traffic Management in cities: what can we do?
• New technologies/intelligent transport systems. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS): opportunities to improve quality of life and to improve safety
• The role of infrastructure to improve mobility and safety in urban areas

Abstracts for all presentations

Abstract submissions must consist of the entire abstract including title, author(s), affiliation and text must not exceed 250 words. The Program Committee will evaluate all abstracts for inclusion in the conference program. All submissions should be thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar before submission. Abstracts should be submitted in English only.

Compulsory fields when you submit an abstract will include

• Abstract title – a brief, interesting and explicit description of the presentation in less than 15 words
• Name and contact details of corresponding author
• Proposed presentation type and paper format
• Authors’ names – indicate presenting author
• Authors’ affiliations
• Keywords


• Audio visual requirements
• Short biography of presenter (maximum 30 words). This information will be used by the session chair for introduction purposes or could possibly be published in conference literature.

Oral Presentation

Oral presentations will be 15 minutes at maximum in length and may be supported by an audio-visual aid. Full papers will be published in the conference proceedings.


Abstracts should be submitted in one of the forth languages i.e. English, French, Ukrainian and Russian.

Method of Submission

Authors interested should submit their abstract to the Program Committee for consideration. Abstracts should be sent to the following e-mail address:   and a copy to e-mail:

Acknowledgement of the receipt of your Abstract will be emailed to you at the time of submission. A reference number will be assigned to each submitted abstract. Please quote this number in all correspondence with the Secretariat of the Conference.

Abstracts submitted should be in Word for Windows PC software.


15 April 2013          Deadline for submission of abstracts
15-22 April 2013     Acceptance notification of abstracts
20 May 2013           Deadline for full papers
19-22 June 2013     PRI International Conference on Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety


The Conference will take place at the President Hotel. The Participants can book a room in the hotel for a special price through the web-site of the Conference:

If participants wish to take advantage of the special rate, they are requested to book before 15th of May 2013. Please, note that there will be no guaranteed room availability after 15th of  May. After the deadline, no discount rates for booking room will be available.


Information about visa procedure is available on the official web-site of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine:

If you need to apply for a visa, please contact Julia Plakhotniuk, mob: +38 (098) 006 22 00, and we will send you an official invitation letter.

Contact us

On any questions regarding the participation or the organization of the Conference, you can contact the organizing committee directly:

tel/fax:+38 (044) 270 54 86

Julia Plakhotniuk – Vice-President of the NGO “Ukrainian Road Safety Association”, Conference Coordinator

mob: +38 (098) 006 22 00

Provisional Time Schedule

19 June 2013             PRI Executive Committee meeting (for EC members only)

20-21 June 2013      International Conference on Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

22 June 2013             PRI General Meeting (for members only)


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