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.
Special project "Positive Energy Roads"
The World Road Association is launching a call for proposals for the "Positive Energy Roads" Special Project to be completed in 2019.
Deadline for submission: 15 February 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 6-10 October 2019
The theme of the 2019 Abu Dhabi World Road Congress will be "Connecting Cultures, Enabling Economies" and will host 150 presentations with more than 50 workshops and sessions.
This issue 379 of Routes/Roads (fourth quarter 2018) dedicated to the Urban mobility covers nine contributions from Argentina, Belgium, China, France, Japan and South Korea.
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.
Well-functioning logistics and freight transport systems are crucial for a prosperous economy and a thriving society. The World Road Association/PIARC B4 Freight Technical Committee examines issues surrounding multi-modal and road cargo transport and reviews practices related to truck management and energy-efficient movement of freight. Within the freight committee [...] Display the technical report
It is looking increasing likely that electric vehicles will play a major role in the future of road transport. While commercial electric vehicles exist their uptake has been limited due to high purchase costs, limited battery range, and a lack of charging convenience. Furthermore, while developments are underway, electric and hybrid drive trains are yet to be [...] Display the technical report
This report is an outcome of PIARC mechanism for Special Projects, which is PIARC instrument to respond quickly to emerging issues for PIARC member countries. This report provides a review of 15 Unpredicted Infrastructure Failure (UIF) case studies that have been collated from around the world. For the purposes of the report UIF is defined as: instances where [...] Display the technical report
The PIARC TC D.3 Bridges Technical Committee is publishing a worldwide compilation of case studies as examples for bridge owners in making critical decisions to ensure the safety of the traveling public during a bridge incident caused by damage and deterioration. This case study compilation has 28 worldwide case studies received from 15 unique countries. These [...] 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.