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  • Innovative approaches towards the use of locally available natural marginal materials

    The utilization of materials locally available on the site of a road project is a major concern in the context of sustainable development and perfectly meets the socioeconomic and environmental criteria involved in it. The report is based on the answers received from twenty-two countries. Five different [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 176
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R37EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-307-8
  • Strategies for road networks operation

    This report studies, in its first part, the strategies of management of congested areas and road corridors. Examples are presented of measures to reduce non-recurring congestion (traffic incidents, planned special events, work zones, real time traveler information); recurring congestion (including: [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 90
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R26EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-295-4
  • Best practices for road safety campaigns

    The report presents key findings of a literature review of best practices for road safety campaigns, and relate these to actual road safety campaign practices by road administrations and authorities of fourteen countries who responded to a survey questionnaire. The report covers the following key [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 50
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R28EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-260-1
  • 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 [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 117
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R17EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-257-1
  • 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 [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 20
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R18EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-277-6
  • Dealing with the effects of climate change on road pavements

    Climate change can have a direct impact on the performance of our transportation infrastructure. The purpose of the report is to sensitize the road sector to the likely impacts of climate change on road pavements and to provide guidance on how to go about: -Assessing the vulnerability of road pavements [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 146
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R06EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-247-4
  • Financing, Contracting and Managing of Road System Investment

    The purpose of this report is to provide information on the current methods and approaches relating to: The different combinations of public and private sector involvement in the provision of sustainable road systems and the perceived advantages and disadvantages of these methods; The different [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 101
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R08EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-255-5
  • Road tunnels: vehicle emissions and air demand for ventilation

    This report presents the data necessary for the design of the ventilation system for road tunnels in normal operation. It aims at defining the minimum quantity of fresh-air that is required to ensure adequate in-tunnel air quality and visibility thresholds. This report is a reference document for the [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 87
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R05EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-269-5
  • Monitoring of environmental impacts of roads

    The construction, operation and maintenance of road infrastructures impact the environment in many ways. Monitoring road impacts is essential for the identification of new issues, tracking trends and implementing appropriate mitigation actions. This report clarifies what is encompassed in the concept [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 94
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R03EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-245-8
  • The connected vehicle

    The advent of Intelligent Transport Systems has provided new opportunities for improving the safety and efficiency of the road network. The development of intelligent vehicles, connected by wireless networks to the roadside infrastructure, brings opportunities and issues which are being discussed in [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 59
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R02EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-246-6
  • Worldwide situation of road pricing and assessment of its impacts

    The report of Technical Committee " Road System Economics and Social Development " presents the state of road pricing schemes implemented or studied in the world, the corresponding developments and an assessment of their impacts. The panorama of pricing schemes covers the following twenty-two countries: [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 246
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R01EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-242-3
  • Adaptation to climate change for bridges

    Climate change has now become a global issue of concern and it is for this reason that the World Road Association has incorporated it into the strategic themes for the term 2008-2011. Higher levels of carbon-dioxide as part of greenhouse gas emissions are being released resulting in heat being trapped [...]

    • Date : 2011
    • Pages : 68
    • PIARC Ref. : 2011R08EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-241-5
  • Recommendations regarding road tunnel drivers' training and information

    A follow-up on the report « Human Factors and safety from the view point of users » that was published in 2008 by the World Road Association, this new work by Technical Committee C4 - Road Tunnel Operations - aims at giving key information and instructions to drivers in order to enable them to adopt [...]

    • Date : 2011
    • Pages : 193
    • PIARC Ref. : 2011R04EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-235-0
  • Congestion in urban areas - Examples of counter-measures

    Congestion is a complex phenomenon, influenced by socioeconomic, technical, and human factors. The report examines twenty case studies and focuses on countermeasures against recurrent congestion on urban roads implemented in various cities. The countermeasures have been characterised by the nature/degree [...]

    • Date : 2010
    • Pages : 145
    • PIARC Ref. : 2010R04EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-232-6
  • Snow and ice databook, 2010

    Varying in intensity and duration, winter remains a season of unpredictability and extremes.Road network managers facing the rigours of winter must continually adapt their services to ensure the safety of road users, maintain accessibility and ensure the network is maintained to acceptable standards. [...]

    • Date : 2010
    • Pages : 223
    • PIARC Ref. : 2010R03EN
  • Overview of winter maintenance contracts

    Road transportation has increased considerably in the past few decades and winter maintenance has become a public service activity of vital importance to the economy. Many production activities are organized with reduced inventories and just-in-time policies have developed considerably, resulting in [...]

    • Date : 2009
    • Pages : 123
    • PIARC Ref. : 2009R01EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-220-2
  • Urban road tunnels - Recommendations to managers and operating bodies for design, management, operation and maintenance

    Urban road tunnels are unique in terms of traffic characteristics (high volume, congestion during commuter periods, wide variety of vehicles, high percentage of buses, etc.), infrastructural design, difficulty of closing and urban environment. Recommendations are presented to managers and operating [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 110
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R15EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-216-4
  • The use of monetised values for socio-environmental impacts of road projects

    This report presents the current practice of monetising socio/environmental impacts in road project appraisal methodologies. It presents: a synthesis of the responses from 13 countries to an international survey; an overview of the HEATCO study on road project appraisal techniques across 25 countries [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 107
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R19EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-219-9
  • Anticipating the impact of climate change on road earthworks

    Climate change and its consequences are one of the main preoccupations of the beginning of the 21 st century. The first part of the report presents, as an example, regional scenarios of the climate evolution for Quebec and Switzerland. The second part focuses on water: lack or excess of water and its [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 69
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R12EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-212-1
  • Review of the growth and development of recycling in pavement construction

    This report presents an overview of the use of recycling techniques in pavement construction in many countries. It highlights the barriers to recycling and describes systems and approaches that assist in overcoming these barriers. The incentives that are discussed are related to client awareness, [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 203
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R05EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-205-9
  • Road tunnels: a guide to optimising the air quality impact upon the environment

    Air quality has become a topic of concern in the planning, design and operation process of road tunnels. This is a state-of-the-art report on the knowledge and regulations in the field of road traffic impact on air quality. It also provides a detailed description of air quality optimization at tunnel [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 179
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R04EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-204-0
  • Management of the operator - Emergency teams interface in road tunnels

    The purpose of this report is to assist the owners, operators of tunnels and emergency services to coordinate their operations in order to improve the level of safety for users, staff members and emergency teams during serious tunnel fires and tunnel incidents. The first part presents the most relevant [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 75
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R03EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-201-6
  • CD-ROUTE

    Minimum Equipment Required CD-ROUTE can be used on PC (386 at least, Windows 3.1, 95 & NT) and Macintosh® (68020 at least), Power Mac®, Mac OS version 7. Minimum equipment required: 16 Mo RAM, a hard disk and a 14'' colour screen (256 colours or more). The program is very easy to install. [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • PIARC Ref. : CD-ROUTEEN
  • How to apply the concepts of sustainable development to transport?

    This report has been produced by Technical Committee C2.1. Sustainable Development and Road Transport and provides an analysis of "How to apply the concepts of Sustainable Development to Transport?" from the approaches implemented in a few cases - either policies, programmes or projects. These cases [...]

    • Date : 2007
    • Pages : 127
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R08EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-198-2
  • Modelling Road User and Environmental Effects in HDM-4

    This document is the seventh volume in the series of seven volumes of HDM-4 documentation. It covers modelling road user and environmental effects (RUEE). The report presents an overview of how they are introduced in studies and describes representative vehicles. The second section deals with road [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 412
    • PIARC Ref. : HDM4-Volume7EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-103-6

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