The World Road Association-PIARC was established in 1909. It brings together the road administrations of 121 governments and has members--individuals, companies, authorities and organizations in over 140 countries.
The website of the Association contains a wealth of information and documents. A Site Guide has been developed to facilitate navigation of the website.
The Road Tunnels Manual is an update of the previous website tunnels.piarc.org and reproduces all previous contents. The Manual covers the aspects related to the use of road tunnels, i.e. geometry, tunnel equipment and related maintenance, operation, safety, and environment. It includes all reports and articles produced by the Technical Committee on Road Tunnels Operations since 1995.
Manual accessed free of charge at tunnelsmanual.piarc.org (currently available in English, French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. It will soon be available in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Czech)
This electronic manual on RNO & ITS is a comprehensive, regularly updated handbook helping practitioners to alleviate road congestion. Road Network Operations (RNO) concern methods that contribute to safer and more efficient travel for road users. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) concern a wide range of services that use information and communications technology that can improve transportation and mobility.
Manual accessed free of charge at rno-its.piarc.org (currently in English only, French and Spanish versions to follow)
The new Road Safety Manual (RSM) is designed to help countries at every stage of infrastructure development to fulfil road safety objectives. It includes new thinking on road safety and offers a clear argument on why adopting a Safe System approach is crucial for your country.
Manual accessed free of charge at roadsafety.piarc.org (currently in English only, French and Spanish versions to follow).
The economy of every country has a strong relationship with its road network. A well preserved network will attract investment and make growth happen. It will also help meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals by improving accessibility and mobility to schools, health facilities and markets. It will also go some way to meeting targets on road safety and climate. [...] Display the technical report
Good road infrastructure is a fundamental basis on which to build a strong economy and society. As the ability to conduct proper maintenance is largely influenced by the available budget, budget definition is an important starting point in realising the overall goal. Based on a comprehensive investigation in the form of interviews with public road administrations [...] Display the technical report
In the past, the Technical Committee 4.3 Road bridges reviewed the bridge management systems implemented in several countries and advised a revision of the management of bridges based on risks (Management of bridge stock 2011 - report ISBN 2-84060-238-5). This report aims to provide some answers with respect to risk-based management for bridges. It discusses [...] Display the technical report
Fixed Fire Fighting Systems (FFFS) have been routinely used in road tunnels in countries such as Japan and Australia for decades, and there is increased interest in the use of FFFS in parts of Europe, North America and Asia. Large fire events in road tunnels continue to show the consequences of such an event. These consequences can be to the users, the tunnel [...] 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.