1st European Convention: ‘Urban transport, safety and social crisis’, Lille, 30 and 31 October 1995

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1st European Convention: ‘Urban transport, safety and social crisis’, Lille, 30 and 31 October 1995

The EFUS organized this convention along with the urban community and the city of Lille on the basis that urban transport contributes to urban social development and vice versa. Many representatives of cities and regions from all around Europe presented practices of local transport (Lille, Liverpool, Brussels, Paris, Sofia, Le Hague, London, Toulouse, Barcelona, Grenoble, Lyon, Strasbourg, Lisbon, Le Havre, Marseille, Nantes, Rome, Bologna, Bordeaux and Rotterdam).

Objectives:

-To foster a better understanding of situations which give rise to insecurity and social marginalization, thereby disrupting smooth operation of urban transport,

-To look at some of the most effective practices aimed at prevention and integration in the framework of urban transport,

-To provide an opportunity for debate between city representatives and urban transport authorities concerning the response of urban transport authorities to the current urban crisis,

-To establish a permanent program for ongoing discussion and exchange of experiences concerning the role of urban transport in the social development of cities and in the life of neighborhoods.

The conclusions of the convention can be found in the EFUS publication: Urban transport, safety and social crisis, Lille, 1995

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