15 -18 June 2014, London - UK
A unique three day event bringing together those involved in delivering safe and effective school transport systems from around the world, enabling the sharing of good practice, ideas and innovative solutions.
There are more than 2 billion children around the world today and the United Nation's Millennium goal is to achieve universal education by 2015. Yet today 57 million primary age children are not able to attend school, many of those because they are unable to access education through the lack of affordable or available, safe transport.
Sadly, every six seconds someone is killed or seriously injured on the world's roads, and road traffic injuries are the leading cause of deaths to young people worldwide. Ensuring the safety of the journey to school is a key priority for all countries, and all can learn from sharing good practice to improve child pedestrian, cyclist and bus occupant safety .
Today the provision of bus transport for young people to travel to school is well established in many countries - but in many areas in Europe and other Western countries is under threat in the face of financial austerity. Conversely, in many developing countries the rapid expansion of school transport systems (and rising traffic levels) are bringing other challenges.
A multidisciplinary approach - drawing on international expertise, ideas and innovation from business, design, community and educationalists.
Combining plenary sessions from high level speakers with more than 35 workshops and seminars
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