The meeting on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of THE PEP was held on the 13th and 14th of January 2022, organized by France during the French Presidency of the European Union.
Member States agreed that transport needs to be decarbonized and that electric bikes and cars will be an important element of future mobility, together with public transport. This means there is the need to see a change in the hierarchy in road use so that, where appropriate, pedestrians and cyclists, followed by public transport are given priority.
Member States also recognized that great steps have been taken and how transport, health and environment working together enables results that would not be possible to achieve otherwise. THE PEP Relay Race workshops and THE PEP Partnerships were indicated as examples of the international cooperation needed to address complex issues surrounding transport, health and environmental policies.
Participants agreed that this must continue in this critical decade ahead for climate change and the implementation of the Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The twentieth anniversary happens in a key moment to take advantage of a narrow window of opportunity for transformation in the transport system.