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  • ITS Manual - 2nd edition

    Following the success of the ITS Handbook 2000, the PIARC Technical Committee on Network Operations has completed a new and extended edition. This new edition takes into account the experience gained over the last years; it provides information about the status of implementation of ITS technologies [...]

    • Date : 2006
    • Pages : 450
    • PIARC Ref. : Manuel STI - 2e edition / ITS Handbook - 2nd editionEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-188-5 Edition française / 1-58053-103-2 English version
  • Measures promoting alternatives to the road and intermodal terminals

    La croissance très importante du transport de marchandises par la route rend nécessaire la recherche d'une utilisation optimale des différents modes de transport dans une perspective de développement durable. Ce rapport présente les tendances et problèmes clés dans le transport intermodal. Il [...]

    • Date : 2007
    • Pages : 175
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R02EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-192-3
  • Costing and Pricing of Road Use

    The 2000-2003 PIARC Strategic Plan establishes five strategic themes. Strategic Theme 4: Management and Administration of the Road System has the goal to improve the performance of road administrations in the provision, operation and management of road infrastructure and its use in accordance with international [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 09.06.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-149-4
  • Decision-Making Processes in the Implementation of Sustainable Road Policies

    Investment and policy decisions in road transport infrastructure are often significant decisions in the life of governments and communities because of the large amounts of money involved and the impact that the construction and operation of the infrastructure can have on stakeholders, communities and [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 144
    • PIARC Ref. : 14.04.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-148-6
  • Economic Evaluation Methods for Road Projects in PIARC Member Countries

    A working group of Committee C9 on Financing and Economic Evaluation has prepared this report. It was conducted as a questionnaire survey of all member countries of C9 in 1997, supplemented with information from other available sources e.g. publications and reports. The data contained in this report [...]

    • Date : 1999
    • Pages : 92
    • PIARC Ref. : 09.02.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-055-0
  • Economic Evaluation Methods for Road Projects in PIARC members countries

    PIARC Committee C9 on Economic and Financial Evaluation has prepared this report to present an up to date description and analysis of the methodologies used by PIARC member countries and international agencies for economic evaluation of road projects, the range and valuation of the impacts considered, [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 84
    • PIARC Ref. : 09.07.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-173-7
  • 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
  • Freight Modal Split

    The report provides a statistical overview of trends in freight transport concentrating on growth in different modes of freight transport, modal split for freight, average length of haul, and commodities transported. Where possible an attempt has been made to cover both domestic and international freight [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 144
    • PIARC Ref. : 19.02.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-179-6
  • Good Practice for the Operation and Maintenance of Road Tunnels

    This report complements the report entitled "Reduction of operational cost of road tunnels" which was presented and published at the Kuala Lumpur Congress in 1999. Various aspects of the management and operation of tunnels are considered. A method for providing continuity of management of safety, throughout [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 184
    • PIARC Ref. : 05.13.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-175-3

    Compiled by the World Road Association (PIARC) Committee on Intelligent Transport, ITS Handbook 2000 provides a full review of operational tests and early deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in various countries around the world. This unique reference delivers evaluation results and [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 436
    • PIARC Ref. : 16.01.BEN
    • ISBN : 1-58053-103-2
  • Methods for Selecting Road Investment

    Written by the PIARC Economic and Finance Committee, the paper is concerned with public improvements and the relevant methods of investment appraisal. The aim is not to set down a rigorous appraisal methodology but to provide guidance to enable each decision maker to adopt appropriate methods within [...]

    • Date : 1991
    • Pages : 152
    • PIARC Ref. : 09.01.BEN
  • Methods to Obtain Public Participation in Road Project Development

    Informing and consulting the public in the development of major highway projects are important issues for decision-makers and can pose major challenges. This report summarizes some countries' requirements and practices for public participation. It also contains a brief description of several techniques [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 60
    • PIARC Ref. : 04.05.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-132-X
  • Optimizing the Existing Interurban Road Network

    As part of the PIARC 2000-2003 work program, the Committee on Interurban Roads (C4) decided to discuss and investigate the links between the various measures available for optimising the existing interurban road network. The objective of the group is to establish the measures which work best to improve [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 56
    • PIARC Ref. : 04.06.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-142-7
  • Planning and Programming of Maintenance Budgets

    Maintenance is essential to prevent the deterioration of asset value and ensure user safety. However, the budgets allocated for maintenance are often considered insufficient to keep the infrastructure at optimum levels. The reasons for this funding shortfall can be a lack of means within the road administration, [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 06.08.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-168-0
  • Road Design and Traffic Operation Guidelines to aid the Older Motorists

    Studies show that the number and percentage of older people in general, and older drivers in particular, are growing rapidly. By the year 2025 people aged 60 and over are expected to account for about 24 percent of the European population, 22 percent of the Northern American population, and almost 14 [...]

    • Date : 1991
    • Pages : 68
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.03.BEN
  • Road Network Operations Handbook

    Historically, road authorities responded to increasing demand by adding capacity, building new roads or expanding the existing ones. With the high costs and constraints on building conventional infrastructure, maximising the effectiveness of existing systems, including capitalising on new technologies [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 304
    • PIARC Ref. : 16.02.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-145-1
  • Safety at Roadworks

    Safety at all engineering works is improved through continuous training of supervisory and labour forces in the safe and proper use of power equipment and materials. In addition to these requirements, safety in roadworks requires the proper communication with and cooperation of the user. This report [...]

    • Date : 1996
    • Pages : 172
    • PIARC Ref. : 06.01.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-038-2
  • The Role of Economic and Socio-economic Models in Road Management

    In a context where the Public Administrations experience a stronger and stronger demand on social policy, and where road budgets, especially road maintenance budgets, tend to be tightened or even scaled back, the economic evaluation - and optimization - of road maintenance actions and/or policy becomes [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 64
    • PIARC Ref. : 06.06.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-144-3
  • 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
  • Towards a Multimodal Approach of the Transport System

    Sustainable development is already used world-wide to represent the need to direct the future of the earth and human beings. The transportation sector plays a major role both for the economic development and the environmental balance of the world. A comprehensive multimodal approach to the transport [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 150
    • PIARC Ref. : 04.08.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-157-5
  • Traffic Congestion on Motorways and Dual-carriageway Roads

    The objective of this report is to pinpoint possible areas of convergence in the international experience, in terms of both theoretical assessment and also monitoring and identifying possible solutions for traffic congestion. The report is based on an international enquiry (Australia, Austria, Cuba, [...]

    • Date : 1991
    • Pages : 128
    • PIARC Ref. : 04.02.BEN
  • Traffic Control, toll and Road Information

    Drafted by the PIARC Technical Committee on Roads in Urban Areas, this report aims at illustrating the possibilities offered by new technology, especially within the electronics industry, for a more satisfactory operation of the existing road capacity. Through better regulation, control and information [...]

    • Date : 1990
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.02.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
  • Vehicle Size and Weight Limits - Experiences and Trends

    The objective of this report is to present an overview of problems concerning vehicle weight and dimensions monitoring and enforcement, such as National and international regulation for vehicle weight and dimensions and need of harmonization; the Directive 96/53 as a legal basis of the harmonization [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 56
    • PIARC Ref. : 19.01.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-170-2
  • Whole Life Costing of Roads - Flexible Pavements

    The objective of the Road Technology Topic Area set out in the 1995-1999 PIARC Strategic Plan is "to improve the provision, maintenance and performance of road infrastructure in accordance with international best practice". One of the essential requirements to meet this objective is a means of assessing [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 200
    • PIARC Ref. : 08.09.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-94060-119-2

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