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Pedestrian organizations can become voting members. Click the name of our current voting members to learn more about them. We also have associated members (including individuals). Their names are not published.
- Queensland WalksAustralia
- Victoria WalksAustralia
- Tous à piedBelgium
- Corrida AmigaBrazil
- Pedestrians FoundationBulgaria
- Canada WalksCanada
- Piétons QuébecCanada
- Walk TorontoCanada
- Fundaciòn Colombiana de PeatonesColombia
- Pěšky městem (Walk the City)Czech Republic
- Dansk Fodgænger ForbundDenmark
- 60 Millions de PiétonsFrance
- Iare PekhitGeorgia
- Fuss eVGermany
- Pedestrians Welfare AssociationIndia
- The Right to Walk FoundationIndia
- Koalisi Pejalan KakiIndonesia
- Associazione per i Diritti dei Pedoni di Roma e del LazioItaly
- Federazione CamminacittàItaly
- Urban Action NetworkKorea
- Liga PeatonalMexico
- Living Streets AotearoaNew Zealand
- Rzecznik Pieszych w BydgoszczyPoland
- La oss ta fortauene tilbakeNorway
- Associação de Cidadãos Auto-Mobilizados (ACA-M)Portugal
- A PieSpain
- Catalunya CaminaSpain
- La ZancadaSpain
- Peatones de SevillaSpain
- The Swedish Pedestrian Association (FOT)Sweden
- Fussverkehr SchweizSwitzerland
- Fussgaengerverein ZurichSwitzerland
- Yaya DerneğiTurkey
- Living StreetsUnited Kingdom
- Walk UnlimitedUnited Kingdom
- America WalksUSA
If you see value in our vision and mission and share the goals of the International Charter for Walking, you are welcome to become a member of IFP. Please fill in the membership application form for organizations or individuals. Membership for individuals or non-profit organizations is free.
Voting members of IFP are organizations and institutions independent from political parties and whose primary or most important activities correspond with the goals of IFP. As for now, we welcome local pedestrian associations as well as national ones as voting members. The board can restrict the number of member organizations of one country which are voting members. Organisations that deal with pedestrian issues only as a minor part of their activity (e.g. bicycle and environment organisations) are welcome to become associated members. For more details see the IFP voting membership policy.
Associate members are any other organizations, institutions, and individuals who share IFP’s goals, and wish to support its work in any way. They receive information but have no voting right. For more details see the IFP Associate membership policy.
What can IFP do for you?
IFP is a network of experts and organizations and institutions interested in improving the situation of pedestrians. You may profit from the knowledge of others. Ask any question, and we shall try to find an adequate answer among our members.
Through this site and our Facebook page you can gain visibility for your projects, seek support or input from others or join a discussion on various topics.
What can you do for IFP?
You may send us information, links and articles on pedestrian issues for the publication on the website, if they are of international interest.
Your address is for internal use only, but the e-mail address might be sent to anyone who likes to contact you (the members in your country or the members with your field of interest). – Your data won’t be used for any other purpose than communication among IFP-members.
For more information on membership policy for organizations, see the general membership page.
For more information on membership policy for individuals, see the general membership page.
- 2020 General Assembly online: Minutes
- 2019 General Assembly Rotterdam: Minutes
- 2018 General Assembly Bogotá: Minutes
- 2017 General Assembly Calgary: Minutes
- 2017 Extra General Assembly: Minutes
- 2016 General Assembly Hong Kong: Minutes
- 2015 General Assembly Vienna: Minutes
- 2014 General Assembly Sydney: Minutes
- 2013 General Assembly Munich: Minutes
- 2012 General Assembly Mexico City: Minutes
- 2011 General Assembly Vancouver: Minutes
- 2010 General Assembly Den Haag: Minutes
- 2009 General Assembly New York: Minutes
- 2008 General Assembly Barcelona: Minutes
- 2007 General Assembly Toronto: Minutes
The key focus of a pedestrian association it to motivate politicians and planners to think positively about walkability in their community and carry this approach through to all their decisions. This includes the structure of the public space, vehicle speed an parking (and the enforcement thereof) and genuine accessibility considerations, with appropriate status given to the different transport modes in the community.
Walking is such a normal and everyday activity that it might seem unnecessary to join an association to do it. While, even for many active pedestrians, it is not at all obvious what an organization focusing on pedestrian could be good for, there is huge value in bundling focus on pedestrian quality needs and actively join such an organization.
Individual pedestrians who claim their rights usually have to point out a lot of small and seemingly unimportant things: garbage bags, dog excrements and cars parked “temporarily” on the sidewalks, long waiting times at traffic lights, detours, etcetera. The local policeman may consider people who complain about such things as intolerant and stubborn sorts. But as soon as a number of persons form a pedestrian association, collect the incidents and present the cause of the pedestrian as what it is, a public interest – the situation can change. In each city the reasons for having a pedestrian association may be different, but it is clear, one is much more effective as part of an association than to be just a few individuals if complaints have to be made – and if they should have consequences.
National associations can do much more than pointing out local obstacles, they can work towards a better legal framework for pedestrians; they can influence the thinking of planners, of safety officials, the press, and the public in general. A delegate of a pedestrian association may become a member of a policy making commission or of a jury that judges projects. Often the point of view of persons in charge of taking the position of the pedestrian (including the handicapped, the elderly and the children) possesses an important expertise in solving traffic problems, and is recognized as such. A national pedestrian association has the ability to raise the awareness in all fields of interest to the individual walker: safety, security, comfort, health and respect.
International Pedestrian Organisations
On an international level, there are structures with different commissions which produce rules and standards for nearly everything, particularly everything relevant for road safety. If we manage to sit in the right places, we may influence the attitudes of governments towards the pedestrian cause.