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  • Pollution by Nitrogen Dioxide in Road Tunnels

    This report has been prepared by the PIARC Committee on Road Tunnel Operation (C5) working group n° 2 devoted to Pollution, Ventilation and Environment. Awareness of the problem raised by nitrogen oxides in urban environment which came up following pollution phenomena (e.g. in London in 1952) has [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 48
    • PIARC Ref. : 05.09.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-127-3
  • Priority to Public Transport and Other High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV)on Urban Roads

    The PIARC Committee on Urban Areas has reviewed the measures used by its member countries to assist the movement of public transport and other high occupancy vehicles [HOVs] on urban road networks with a view to disseminating more widely knowledge of good practice in the efficient use of congested road [...]

    • Date : 1995
    • Pages : 45
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.07.BEN
    • ISBN : RRspécial-II-1995
  • Reduction of Car Traffic in City Centers

    Drafted by the PIARC Technical Committee on Roads in Urban Areas, this report takes as its starting-point the increasing problems caused by car traffic in large towns. The report lists a number of proposed solutions and their consequences, illustrated by examples from various large towns. Economic control [...]

    • Date : 1990
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.01.BEN
  • Road Tunnels: Emissions, Environment, Ventilation

    Due to a steady tightening of emission laws for cars and changes in the risk assessment of a tunnel fire, some design data need constant updating. The Report of the PIARC Committee on Road Tunnels to the XXth World Road Congress, 1995 (20.05.B) reviews the art of tunnel ventilation over the last 15 [...]

    • Date : 1996
    • Pages : 64
    • PIARC Ref. : 05.02.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-034-X
  • Road Tunnels: Vehicle Emissions and Air Demand for Ventilation

    In 1990 and 1995 PIARC published the calculation methodology and the emission factors for road tunnel ventilation design. An update of the existing PIARC methodology was necessary, as the emission standards of the vehicles were becoming more stringent and hence the vehicles cleaner. The old version [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 72
    • PIARC Ref. : 05.14.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-177-X
  • Save Your Country's Roads

    The full text of this PIARC pamphlet is on-line (PDF format, 650 Ko). Building a road costs money. Without maintenance, the road deteriorates and transport costs soar. The economy suffers. Yet even small budgets make a difference. This briefing is for those with the drive and the foresight to [...]

    • PIARC Ref. : SAVEEN
    • ISBN : 1-86-192181-0
  • 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 [...]

    • Pages : 96
    • PIARC Ref. : 14.01.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-098-6
  • The Urban Road Network Design

    Urban development is determined among others by roads and streets. A good design will act as a catalyst, but a bad design will eventually paralyze life in the town or city. To enhance the unity between urban and road design, the urban road network must be reorganized. Urban roads must serve a variety [...]

    • Date : 1991
    • Pages : 40
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.04.BEN
  • Through Traffic in Small Towns

    This report was written by two Technical Committees of PIARC, PIARC Technical Committee on Interurban Roads (C4) and PIARC Technical Committee on Roads in Urban Areas (C10). The report summarizes the experience of several countries (Belgium, Federal Republic of Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, [...]

    • Date : 1991
    • Pages : 44
    • PIARC Ref. : 04.03.BEN
  • Traffic Management and Quality of Service

    The Topic Area Traffic Management and Quality of Service deals with several issues from the PIARC Strategic Plan for the period of 1995 - 1999. It deals with (1.2) "improving quality standards for design, construction, equipment and maintenance", (4.1) "improving traffic planning and management, taking [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 96
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.12.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-118-4
  • Training program Design - Tehnology Transfer in the Road Sector - Transport Guidelines for Training Programs Design

    These methodological guidelines are mainly aimed at countries wishing to acquire new technologies by way of transfer, in the road sector, in its broader meaning, which includes construction, maintenance and operation of roads as well as organization and management. These guidelines address the criteria [...]

    • Date : 1999
    • Pages : 28
    • PIARC Ref. : 03.06.BEN
  • Transport and Urban Development

    Because of the close relation between land use, environment, economic and transportation, it is necessary to co-ordinate land use and transportation planning. Professionals seek integrated approaches to ensure that urban, regional and economic development takes place in an environment that addresses [...]

    • Date : 1999
    • Pages : 64
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.10.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-100-1
  • Transport Interchanges and Urban Development

    As a part of the PIARC 2000-2003 work program, the Committee on Urban Areas and Integrated Urban Transport (C10) investigated the relations between transport interchanges and urban development, in order to : identify best practices of integrated passenger interchanges in urban development and freight [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 10
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.13.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-150-8
  • Urban Mobility

    A dilemma faces public policy makers today in much of the world and particularly in the developing world. In all societies, individuals have similar time pressures on their day and similar needs to access opportunities. The statistics presented in this report demonstrate that as persons gain the means [...]

    • Date : 1995
    • Pages : 51
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.05.BEN
    • ISBN : RRspécial-I-1995
  • Urban Road Design and Architecture

    This report develops further ideas (see 10.04.B page 49) on the organization and design of the urban road network, with the following main objectives: to develop the "environmental capacity" concept introduced by Buchanan report (1963), to explore the relationship between functional and visual [...]

    • Date : 1995
    • Pages : 34
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.08.BEN
    • ISBN : RR-II-1995
  • Urban Road Network Management

    Many different organizations are interested in using the area above and below the streets. One of the most important things is to co-ordinate and harmonize the various areas of interest. The purpose of this report is to show who decides how the street zones in cities are used; to show different organizational [...]

    • Date : 1995
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.09.BEN
  • Use of Innovative Materials for Bridge Construction and Repair

    The management of bridges is greatly affected by the material used in their construction as well as for repairs and maintenance, with regard to requirements of performance, durability and quality. In order to obtain a better understanding of the availability and development of innovative materials [...]

    • Date : 2001
    • Pages : 192
    • PIARC Ref. : 11.09.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-137-0
  • Why and How to Develop a Road Transportation Technology Transfer Center?

    As road practitioners have faced and overcome obstacles and challenges to road building and road operations, there has been a recognition that in the next country or half way around the world solutions have been developed that may have application beyond the original location. As the travel demands [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 38
    • PIARC Ref. : 03.08.BEN

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