Youth on the move: Young people and transport in the 21st century
11:00 - 12:30 CET
How young people move and interact with transport matters. For them, mobility is a principal means of gaining access to education, work, friends and other opportunities. It is during youth that lasting travel behaviours are set. How, how frequently, how far and for what purposes young people move (or refrain from moving) will matter from a sustainability, economic, liveability, health and well-being perspectives. And yet rarely are the aspirations, desires, travel behaviours and expectations of youth directly or explicitly integrated into transport policy. This session will include youth voices, and will address the travel patterns and behaviours of youth, their expectations regarding mobility and life opportunities, their mobility-relevant experiences, and how youth may be brought into transport sector jobs and public sector transport policy-making. This event is a part of the OECD's COP27 Virtual Pavilion.