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  • Integrated approach to road tunnel safety

    This report proposes an integrated approach to road tunnel safety, which has been developed in co-operation with the European research projects SafeT and UPTUN. General principles and current perspectives on road tunnel safety are summarised, including practical tunnel project experience. An international [...]

    • Date : 2007
    • Pages : 170
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R07EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-195-8
  • Guide for organizing, recruiting and training road tunnel operating staff

    This report has been produced by Working Group 1 (WG 1) "Tunnel Operation", for PIARC Technical Committee C3.3. Road Tunnel Operation. This report was developed through contributions from individual members of WG 1. The given recommendations have been reviewed by WG 1 and are commended to the reader [...]

    • Date : 2007
    • Pages : 123
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R04EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-193-1
  • 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
  • Systems and equipment for fire and smoke control in road tunnels

    This report complements the PIARC report published in 1999 "Fire and Smoke Control in Road Tunnels". After a presentation of the basic principles of smoke and heat progress at the beginning of a fire, the report presents the safety concepts for tunnel fires. It draws the lessons from the fires which [...]

    • Date : 2007
    • Pages : 344
    • PIARC Ref. : 05.16.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-189-3
  • Containment Devices on Road Bridges

    Drafted by the PIARC Technical Committee on Road Bridges, this report deals with the study of equipment on the outer side of road bridges, i.e. located between the carriageway and the free edge, whose function is to ensure safety of users and frontagers. The report has used the replies to a survey [...]

    • Date : 1991
    • Pages : 100
    • PIARC Ref. : 11.01.BEN
  • Fire and Smoke Control in Road Tunnels

    Among the possible risks, vehicle fires give rise to particular concern because they are not very rare events and their consequences might be far larger underground than in the open if no appropriate measures were taken. Also the important and continuous decrease in vehicle pollutant emissions has led [...]

    • Date : 1999
    • Pages : 290
    • PIARC Ref. : 05.05.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-064-1
  • 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
  • ITS HANDBOOK 2000

    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
  • 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
  • Road Accidents: A Worldwide Problem that can be tackled with successfully!

    The anticipated growth of (motorized) mobility on a global scale will, without effective road safety management, lead to an increase in the number of fatal accidents and injured persons. An overview of prominent examples of effective measures is given. Also activities and measures which could lead to [...]

    • Date : 1996
    • Pages : 94
    • PIARC Ref. : 13.01.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-041-2
  • 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
  • Road Safety Audits

    A Road Safety Audit is a formal systematic road safety assessment of the road or road scheme carried out by an independent, qualified auditor or team of auditors who report on the project's accident potential for all kinds of road users. Although the initial cost of the design will be a little higher, [...]

    • Date : 2001
    • Pages : 92
    • PIARC Ref. : 13.02.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-135-4
  • Road Safety in Tunnels

    Since 1992 the PIARC Technical Committee on Road Tunnel Operation (C5) (Working Group on Traffic and Geometry) has started a world-wide survey in order to update the data on road safety. In addition to the global information on road safety, the various members of the Group have been requested to [...]

    • Date : 1996
    • Pages : 64
    • PIARC Ref. : 05.04.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-036-6
  • 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
  • Safety Improvement on Interurban Roads

    Part one of the report is intended for political decision makers, to persuade them that implementing specific safety programmes is useful, getting them to understand that safety operations are not necessarily complicated and expensive. When road improvement schemes are programmed on the basis of multiple [...]

    • Date : 1991
    • Pages : 108
    • PIARC Ref. : 04.01.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 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 Incident Management Systems used in Road Tunnels

    This report mainly identifies incident detection and verification devices being used in tunnels to provide operators with the information required to implement response scenarios, devices and systems being used by operating agencies to respond to incidents, and communicate with motorists within the [...]

    • Date : 2005
    • Pages : 64
    • PIARC Ref. : 05.15.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-159-1
  • 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

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