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.
PIARC is calling for individual contributions on 41 selected topics to contribute to its next World Road Congress.
We invite all road and transport experts to submit abstracts to this call, and to join PIARC in Abu Dhabi in October 2019 for this exciting event.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 September 2018.
This issue 377 of Routes/Roads (second quarter 2018) looks back at the 15th International Winter Road Congress of Gdansk (Poland), held from February 6 to 10, 2018. It gives a general report, which draws the lessons from this successful congress, and publishes the articles written by PIARC Technical committee B.2 Winter Service.
It also contains the latest news about PIARC activities.
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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.
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.
The objective of Working Group 3 (WG3) of The World Road Association (PIARC) Technical Committee (TC) 4.1 was to establish a global perspective on how environmental aspects are considered and addressed in the road asset management process compared with traditional engineering oriented road asset management. There are established environmental legal frameworks [...] Display the technical report
In terms of sustainable development, the current situation in the field of infrastructure varies greatly from one country to another. Certain countries have laid down regulations; a few have set objectives to be achieved, while others have no regulations at all. So far, the World Road Association has not issued any recommendations for road tunnels which reflect [...] Display the technical report
Unplanned communities create hazards for road users of all types generating unsafe conditions for motorists on the roadway and significant dangers for pedestrians, bicyclists and residents alongside or adjacent to the road. While the World Road Association continues to investigate options and recommendations for communities that already exist in these environments, [...] Display the technical report
During the period 2012 - 2015, Technical Committee 2.2 collected and evaluated case studies on urban mobility from numerous large and medium-sized cities from all over the world. Three issues were evaluated in these case studies: a comparison of strategies for sustainable urban mobility, at a mobility plan level. the design of transport infrastructure for multimodality [...] 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.