Technical Reports Road policies

This page lists technical reports of PIARC in the field of road policies. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • Integrated Intermodal Strategies for Road, Rail and Water Transport

    This publication reports on the proceedings of a seminar entitled 'Integrated Intermodal Strategies for Road, Rail and Water Transport' held in Helsinki between 22nd and 27th October 2000. Organised by the World Road Association (PIARC) and the Institute for Highway and Maritime Education (IHME) of the Finnish Road Enterprise the seminar was instituted as part of a training programme for policy makers, senior government officials, private sector executives, civic leaders and academics. That [...]

  • Decision-Making Processes in the Implementation of Sustainable Road Policies

    Investment and policy decisions in road transport infrastructure are often significant decisions in the life of governments and communities because of the large amounts of money involved and the impact that the construction and operation of the infrastructure can have on stakeholders, communities and ecosystems. Although most decisions on whether or not road projects proceed are made by public officials, this is not always the case and both elected politicians and the community and business interests [...]

  • Socio-Economic Demands and Modifications of Bridges

    Bridges provide vital links in the road network. Bridges are one of the network elements that require the most attention because the investment in bridges represents approximately thirty percent of the total investment. Road users, road owners and other interested parties - in the following referred to as society - are currently setting up new socio-economic (S-E) demands on the road network including bridges e.g. demands for increasing passability or a reduction of the impact on the environment. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • The Environment in Transport Policy

    This report presents and evaluates the results of a survey on how environmental concerns influence transport policies in some PIARC member countries. Conclusions and recommendations are based on the national practices identified by the survey, on the discussions of the PIARC Technical Committee on the Environment and the 1998 Helsinki Transport Environment and Safety Week seminar "Environment in transport policies".

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