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Publications Routes/Roads Risk management

This page lists Routes/Roads articles of PIARC in the field of risk management. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • Impact of Covid-19 Crisis on Mobility and Highlights on the Place of Transport and Road Infrastructure in the European Recovery Strategy

    Considering the Covid-19 crisis impacts on transport and mobility sectors, this working group firstly analysed mobility changes before and during the pandemic. Then, the National Recovery and Resilience Plans were analysed to assess the importance and the main policy proposals for the transport sector, and notably the road. This comparative analysis focuses on eleven countries: Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Croatia and the United Kingdom, [...]

  • Road Works, an Opportunity to Create the Future While Improving the Present

    Many events have been unfolding around the world in short period of time, with diverse and interrelated consequences in practically all areas of social and economic life of countries. COVID-19 impacts on road and transport sector are extensively described in numerous PIARC webinars since March 2020 as well as in PIARC report 2020BN03ES [1] and despite issues faced, overwhelmingly road networks have performed well due to their capillarity, resilience and professionalism of their staff and managers. [...]

  • Covid-19 Phase 1+, Urban Mobility Beyond Public Mass Transport

    This article is a follow-up two presentations within the PIARC seminars organised in the very first months of the pandemic: the situation was “on the run” and everything was to be understood and faced. Our contributions started from the public transport conditions, but soon it was clear that roles were to be reconsidered. Mobility authorities – SRM plays the role for the metropolitan area of Bologna – could play an important role, since they regulate most of the mobility in urban areas. [...]

  • Impact of Covid-19 on Road Authorities in Low and Middle Income Countries: Case of Uganda National Roads Authority

    The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was established in 2006 following the Uganda Government’s road sector reforms aimed at the commercialisation of road management. UNRA became operational in 2008. It is charged with the responsibility of developing, maintaining, and operating the national roads network, rendering advisory services to Government on policy matters concerning roads, and assisting in the coordination and implementation of policy relating to roads. UNRA operates out of 1 Head [...]

  • Economic Effects of Covid-19 on the Road Sector: a Puzzling Picture

    We all are aware of the unprecedented effects caused by COVID-19 on the economic systems, since we directly experienced most of them. A pandemic, as is typical for this type of event, affects everybody, although at different levels, but the road industry has been put in a special position in this situation. We will try to describe the different facets of what happened to the industry and which are the scenarios for describing its development in the short and the medium term. PIARC has organised [...]