Technical Reports Road policies

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

  • Best Practice Guide to Air Quality in Relation to Road Operations

    Air pollution linked to road transport has received significant political, media and public attention since the mid 2010s. However, despite improvements in vehicle efficiencies over past decades, emissions from vehicles still contribute significantly to concentrations of air pollutants above standards in many cities around the world. The European Environmental Agency noted that: Road transport remains an important source of some of the most harmful air pollutants. In particular, road transport [...]

  • Refinement of PIARC’s International Climate Change Adaptation Framework for Road Infrastructure

    The key IPCC Climate Change projections are set to have significant impacts on the design, construction, maintenance and operation of global road infrastructure. These projections estimate that the earth will become warmer, some regions will become wetter overall and some will become drier, sea levels will rise and storm surge height will increase, snow cover and extent of sea ice will reduce, and the frequency and severity of extreme weather events will increase. This in turn results in significant [...]

  • PIARC Data on Roads and Road Transport (2014-2018)

    Currently road administrations of many countries face austerities and have to tackle some difficult issues: investing on extension of road network, maintenance and rehabilitation of existing aged roads, prompt recovery of road operation from the damage caused by large-scale disasters, and creation of safe road space. They are requested to assess the importance of political measures and implement them adequately as well as effectively while carefully reviewing the present situation. Then it is critical [...]

  • Best practices of good governance - Institutional integrity

    The increasing demands of Civil Society regarding accountability and transparency lead to promote institutional integrity and to act decisively against corruption. This counts the more for the road sector which has proven to be particularly vulnerable to corruption. This report presents: - key definitions and an analysis of literature pertaining to corruption and institutional integrity; - examples of current policies and practices from an internatioanl survey; - a model of cycle of integrity [...]

  • Institutional integrity - Toolkit

    The increasing demands of Civil Society regarding accountability and transparency lead to promote institutional integrity and to act decisively against corruption. This counts the more for the road sector which has proven to be particularly vulnerable to corruption. In this context, Technical Committee B.1 Good Governance of Road Administrations of the World Road Association was tasked: • to review recent changes in successful governance structures; • to examine different plans, policies [...]


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