The World Road Association-PIARC was established in 1909. It brings together the road administrations of 122 governments and has members--individuals, companies, authorities and organizations--in over 140 countries.
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Technical Committee 2.1 has been assigned, among others, the task to revamp the electronic version of the Road Network Operations Manual and the Manual on Intelligent Transport Systems.
The World Road Association has recently entrusted the ARRB Group (Australia) with the task to produce the contents of the second edition of the PIARC Road Safety Manual.
This paper is addressing threats directed to the infrastructure. A correct understanding and a suitable handling of the security of road infrastructure is not only important to safeguard the infrastructure itself, but is also relevant to cover the protection of the social and economic values, the protection of the environment, and even the security of other transportation [...] Display the technical report
This fourth edition of the Snow and Ice Databook was produced to accompany the 14th International Winter Road Congress held in Andorra. It compiles in a homogeneous and consistent format descriptions of practices for managing winter road conditions from nearly 30 countries. The four country-specific headings consist of: description based on geography, demographics [...] Display the technical report
Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing the world today. There is compelling scientific evidence that the global climate is changing and the primary cause is the release of greenhouse gases resulting from human activity. Many governments are putting in place legislative and policy frameworks at a national level to address climate change. Whilst [...] Display the technical report
Road infrastructure provides a fundamental foundation to the performance of all national economies, delivering a wide range of economic and social benefits. Adequately maintaining road infrastructure is essential to preserve and enhance those benefits. The importance of maintenance needs to be recognised by decision makers, funded appropriately and well managed [...] Display the technical report
On 11 May 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/64/255 with the goal of improving road safety.
This text was followed by a presentation by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Baan Ki-Moon, of the Global Plan of Action for the Decade for Road Safety 2011-2020.