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Term of the Road Dictionary

1-% Landscape and Development policy

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Operations Transport Sustainable Transport
  • Definition : Approach initiated in France in 1989 and generalized in 1995, which enhances the transited regions with a view to encouraging economic and tourist development. Note the 1-% policy goes beyond the governmental commitments to protect the environment in all major projects, and involves local authorities in improvement to the landscape, facilities (outside the rights-of-way), and the development of the local economy. These partnerships are formulated in planning and improvement charters coupled with action programmes. For such schemes, the State finances 1 % of the total project value providing that the local authorities also contribute 1 %.