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  • 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
  • Human powered transport

    This report, prepared by PIARC Technical Committee 2.3 « Urban Areas and Integrated Urban Transport » deals with the topic of human powered transport, which is often ignored or lacks appropriate recognition as a viable mode of transport. However, it is a very important mode of transport from the [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 61
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R10EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-210-5
  • Sustainable transport in megacities

    This report, prepared by PIARC Technical Committee 2.3 « Urban Areas and Integrated Urban Transport », presents a study on sustainable transport in megacities, i.e. cities of more than 10 million inhabitants, with a focus on four cities, 2 in developed countries (Paris, Tokyo) and two in developing [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 155
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R09EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-209-1
  • 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
  • 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
  • Impacts of road construction and maintenance activities on road users and the adjacent land use

    This technical report synthesizes information on techniques to reduce the impact of road construction, rehabilitation and maintenance activities on road users (driving public and construction workers) and the adjacent land use (homeowners, businesses, etc.). The study included a survey to collect [...]

    • Date : 2007
    • Pages : 133
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R05EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-194-X
  • Survey of focused funding of environmental mitigation

    Concerns about environmental quality, social equity and economic vitality have converged to produce a growing interest in the concept of sustainable development. Efforts are being made all over the world to increase the sustainability of development patterns and road transport. In countries throughout [...]

    • Date : 2007
    • Pages : 35
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R03EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-191-5
  • Social and environmental approaches to sustainable transport infrastructures

    Based on a survey performed in different countries facing various economic development contexts and on case studies, this report studies: how is sustainable development dealt with in politics, planning, strategy and operation; what are the methods, targets and criteria used to assess sustainability; [...]

    • Date : 2007
    • Pages : 124
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R01EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-190-7
  • CD-7802 - Pavement Recycling (Guidelines)

    This document, realised by the PIARC Technical Committee on Road Pavements (C7/8), is avaible only on CD-ROM. It contains three different guidelines: cold in place recycling of pavements with cement, cold in place recycling of pavements with bitumen emulsion or foamed bitumen, and hot mix [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 160
    • PIARC Ref. : 78.02.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-153-2
  • Environment and Construction of Road Projects

    One work area of the PIARC Committee on the Environment concerns the consequences of the construction of road projects. In July 1997, an inquiry was sent to all PIARC member countries. It dealt with the five major topics identified by the Working Group: soil and water protection; how to deal with contaminated [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 14.03.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-122-2
  • Environmental and Health Aspects Related to Working with Bituminous Mixtures

    This report describes the arrangements made to limit the impact of dust and gaseous emissions in particular, both at the production and laying stage of bituminous mixtures. It also reviews the state of the art in the evaluation of health risks to workers on paver, with emphasis on the large difference [...]

    • Date : 1995
    • Pages : 32
    • PIARC Ref. : 08.04.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-032-3
  • Environmental Impact of Existing Pavements

    The management of negative consequences such as the deterioration of the living environment, road hazard, energy consumption, air pollution, noise, biotope modification and road congestion are today's major challenges. We often talk about the long term but work on a short-term basis without any realistically-targeted, [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 136
    • PIARC Ref. : 14.02.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-121-4
  • Evaluation and Limitation of Impacts social and environmental for Road Networks and Transport Policies

    One work area of the PIARC Committee 14 on "Sustainable development and Road Transport" concerns the evaluation and limitation of impacts of road networks and transport policies. The Road is life (Via Vita). This are the words contained in the logo of the World Road Association established in 1909. [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 274
    • PIARC Ref. : 14.05.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-163-X
  • Evaluation of Transport Performance Measures for Cities

    Managers of transport organizations need to make decisions that contribute to city objectives that are broader than just transportation efficiency. There is an increasing awareness that there are linkages between transport and other public policy domains: safety, the environment, the economy, social [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 104
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.14.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-94060-160-5
  • Intermodality: Measures to Stimulate Public Transport Usage

    This is the report of the activities from PIARC Committee on Urban Areas sub-group on intermodality, which deals with traveller intermodality in which public transport plays a major role. The activities of this subgroup have been focused on public transport measures and other measures that affect public [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 110
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.11.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-120-6
  • Parking Policies

    This report attempts to provide a global insight into parking policies. It describes the parking systems in several large cities (Brussels, Montreal, Quebec City, Prague, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Grenoble, Lyons, Nice, Budapest, Milan, Nagoya, Yokohama, London). The report contains a comparative [...]

    • Date : 1995
    • Pages : 77
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.06.BEN
    • ISBN : RRspécial-I-1995
  • 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

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