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.

  • Low Cost ITS

    The Low Cost ITS concept was introduced for the first time during PIARC 2012-2015 cycle. The concept described ITS services that were attractive to resource limited or Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). This was possible because of the recent emergence of inexpensive technological solutions including information systems based on the collection of probe vehicle data or information harvesting from social networks-based software applications. However, the concept was not formally defined. Upon [...]

  • Vulnerable road users: Diagnosis of design and operational safety problems and potential countermeasures

    Following the World Health Organisation, nearly half of those dying on the world's roads are vulnerable road users (VRU). This proportion is much greater in low- and middle-income countries, because of the greater variety and intensity of traffic mix and the lack of separation from other road users, than in high-income countries. Compared to other road users the vulnerable user group is particularly exposed to injury as they are not protected by a vehicle shell. For years, pedestrians, cyclists, [...]

  • Road safety audit guidelines for safety checks of new road projects

    This guideline is a comprehensive catalogue of design safety problems and countermeasures that outlines the common types of design failures in a definitive guide for road engineers and professionals working in the road transport sector. With the UN Decade of Action soon to be launched by the World Health Organisation and a commitment to reduce road deaths through careful planning and innovative solutions the guidelines provide an excellent resource for road agencies and the private sector. The guidelines [...]

  • Sustainable interurban roads for tomorrow

    Ce rapport traite de l'amélioration de la planification et de l'exploitation des réseaux routiers interurbains. Les interactions entre la planification des transports intégrés, la planification régionale et l'aménagement du territoire sont examinées par une approche en quatre étapes et la méthode du cube. Le rapport examine ensuite trois sujets : la gestion opérationnelle, la gestion des accès, les terminaux intermodaux de fret. Pour chaque sujet, différentes études des cas sont [...]

  • PIARC Catalogue of design safety problems and potential countermeasures

    This catalogue presents a set of commonly design errors and suggests a range of measures to overcome them; it also gives an indication of the comparative countermeasure costs to facilitate prioritisation of the work. The catalogue can be used both as a proactive safety tool to ensure the design faults do not arise in the first place, or a reactive safety tool to assist in designing cost-effective countermeasures where problems already exist on the road network. The situations considered are organized [...]


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