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.
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
The report looks at the technologies available to generate energy in the highway context and also qualitatively assesses the opportunity to reduce the energy used by existing highways infrastructure. Case studies related to some potential technologies and techniques are presented: thermal collection, photovoltaic collection, wind microgeneration, water microgeneration, [...] Display the technical report
Data from the past years indicate a significant evolution and change in temperature profiles, precipitation, and generally deviation from traditional seasonal cycles. For example snow events became more intense and sudden, and forecasts are getting more difficult. Based on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scenarios, analyses are made for some [...] Display the technical report
This report presents: the methodological approach developed in the United States CAPTA (Costing Asset Protection: An All Hazards Guide for Transportation Agencies) for evaluating risks associated with all hazards; a set of practical techniques, developed in Japan,for managing risks associated with associated with heavy rainfall and earthquakes; initiatives taken [...] 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.