Technical Reports Design of inter-urban roads

This page lists technical reports of PIARC in the field of design of inter-urban roads. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • Human factors guidelines for safer road infrastructure

    It is well known, that human factors have an enormous influence on the safe handling of technical systems. Human factors can be described as people's contributions to damaging events. It is the generic term for those psychological and physiological patterns, which are verified to contribute to operational errors in handling machines and vehicles. The human factors concept in relation to road safety, considers road features that influence right or wrong behaviour of the driver. It considers the causes [...]


    Minimum Equipment Required CD-ROUTE can be used on PC (386 at least, Windows 3.1, 95 & NT) and Macintosh® (68020 at least), Power Mac®, Mac OS version 7. Minimum equipment required: 16 Mo RAM, a hard disk and a 14'' colour screen (256 colours or more). The program is very easy to install. For more details on CD-ROUTE: AIPCR/PIARC Tel : +33 1 47 96 81 21 Fax : +33 1 49 00 02 02 E-mail :

  • Social and environmental approaches to sustainable transport infrastructures

    Based on a survey performed in different countries facing various economic development contexts and on case studies, this report studies: how is sustainable development dealt with in politics, planning, strategy and operation; what are the methods, targets and criteria used to assess sustainability; which social and environmental impacts are particularly paid attention to, in particular as regards natural and human habitat fragmentation; How environmental issues are included in road [...]

  • Environment and Construction of Road Projects

    One work area of the PIARC Committee on the Environment concerns the consequences of the construction of road projects. In July 1997, an inquiry was sent to all PIARC member countries. It dealt with the five major topics identified by the Working Group: soil and water protection; how to deal with contaminated land; recycling of used materials; how to take account of flora, fauna, archaeology, water and noise; work sites. This report contains the answers from twenty respondents and provides recommendations [...]

  • Optimizing the Existing Interurban Road Network

    As part of the PIARC 2000-2003 work program, the Committee on Interurban Roads (C4) decided to discuss and investigate the links between the various measures available for optimising the existing interurban road network. The objective of the group is to establish the measures which work best to improve mobility, increase safety and reduce congestion on interurban roads. A questionnaire was distributed to the members and others to collect information and evaluate the available experience of the [...]

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