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.
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"First success for the XVth PIARC International Winter Road Congress 2018"
More than 290 abstracts, written by authors from around the world, were submitted for the XVth PIARC International Winter Road Congress 2018, covering the eight themes proposed.
The Executive Committee for the 2017-2020 period met for the first time in the United Arab Emirates from 28 February to 01 March 2017. It reviewed progress of the work of the World Road Association over the next four years.
For the first time, the World Road Association makes available the Proceedings of its last World Road Congress in the form of a dedicated website.
PIARC has published three interactive electronic Manuals, which are available online free of charge. These compendiums address Road Safety, Road Network Operations and ITS, and Tunnels.
The study that is the subject of this report was defined in the PIARC Strategic Plan 2012-2015 approved by the Council of the World Road Association.The report provides brief summaries of projects from around the world, presented in the form of use cases that are representative of innovative ways of collecting, distributing, and making use of mobile data to assist [...] Display the technical report
Fire safety in tunnels depends on an amalgam of systems and procedures designed to achieve the best outcome in the event of an incident. The "Design Fire", defined in terms of its magnitude, growth rate and duration, provides a basis for sizing the required systems and anticipating the operational measures that need to be in place. In the case of new tunnels, [...] Display the technical report
Climate change has now become a global issue of concern and it is for this reason that PIARC has incorporated it into the strategic themes and technical committees for the term 2012-2015. Higher levels of carbon dioxide as part of greenhouse gas emissions are being released resulting in heat being trapped in the atmosphere, which over time will result in a rise [...] Display the technical report
This report gives a scanning overview of the current state of the art on the topic of the appraisal of sustainability within the development of transport plans and investment programs, respectively the extent to which decisions made in this context have taken account of sustainability. The report is based on the result of a questionnaire done within the technical [...] 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.