IFP is a network of more than 40 non-profit associations and individuals that has been promoting the rights of the pedestrian since 1963.
The International Federation of Pedestrians (IFP) was founded in 1963 as the umbrella organisation for national pedestrian advocacy groups. They have traditionally been motivated to address the conflicts with cars – with a focus on reducing incidents of death and injury – and now have more than 40 members.
From their base in Switzerland, at a local level they encourage their members to lobby politicians and planners for better public spaces, lower vehicle speeds and more managed parking especially, in the context of the rights of the pedestrian. National associations focus on influencing governments to improve the legal framework for pedestrians, by promoting the needs for policies that give pedestrians safety, security, comfort, health and respect.
Walk21 is a member of the IFP Board supporting their mission to increase the awareness about walking internationally.
Since the year 2000 IFP has coordinated their AGM at the Walk21 Conference. In partnership with Walk21, a conference workshop for advocates is often organised encouraging the sharing of updates, campaign materials and experiences to help maximise the effectiveness of lobbying for the rights of the pedestrian internationally.