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  • Mainstreaming Biodiversity within Road Infrastructure Projects - A PIARC Collection of Case Studies

    This document is an appendix to the Full Report 2023R44EN, and it contains the Case Studies collected by the WG3.4.3 team; the chapters listed here are those that structure the Full Report. The case studies illustrate the theoretical elements written in the Full Report. The development of transport [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 90
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R45EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-837-0
  • Mainstreaming Biodiversity within Road Infrastructure Projects - A PIARC Technical Report

    The development of transport infrastructure is one of the basic elements of the development of countries and their economies. Economic development is often accompanied by environmental protection problems, including biodiversity impacts, because they have not been taken enough into account. Preventing [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 72
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R44EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-832-5
  • Low Emission Zones – Planning and Implementation - A PIARC Briefing Note

    Air pollution problems are often observed in the roadside areas of metropolitan regions, where a lot of emission sources such as factories, business offices, residential houses and vehicles accumulate. Increasing congestion in cities with no or limited restrictions on driving in urban areas is contributing [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 24
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R43EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-831-8
  • Near Road Air Quality - A PIARC Briefing Note

    “Air pollution problems are often observed in the roadside areas of metropolitan regions, where a lot of emission sources such as factories, business offices, residential houses and vehicles accumulate. Such air pollutions are caused by emissions of SO2, NO2, CO, HC, PM10, PM2.5 etc. which are designated [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 12
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R42EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-830-1
  • Renewal and Rejuvenation of Aging Infrastructure - Technical Report

    For the purpose of this research, “aging infrastructure” is defined as any road related assets that are approaching the end of their expected service life or have prematurely deteriorated in condition and are no longer providing the required level of service. This may be due to shorter service [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 106
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R29EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-805-9
  • PIARC International Climate Change Adaptation Framework 2023 – Technical Report

    Climate change is a strategic risk to road organisations. Global climate change projections show that there will be gradual changes to average climatic conditions, and changes to the frequency, severity and location of extreme weather events. These climate changes are anticipated to have significant [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 391
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R28EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-803-5
  • Uniform and Holistic Approaches to Resilience: Climate Change and Other Hazards - Technical Report

    This report focuses on the resilience of road networks in the context of climate change and various hazards, emphasizing the need to consider environmental risks, chronic threats, and acute shocks. Natural hazards are highlighted as a significant global challenge, with extreme weather events and human-induced [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 109
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R24EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-797-7
  • Optimizing Road Network Operations Using Big Data - Technical Report

    Road network operators are increasingly embracing technology and developing digital infrastructure to effectively manage road networks. At the same time, road users are using technology to enhance trip efficiency and safety, while vehicles on the road network are utilizing an increasing amount of technology [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 63
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R17EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-789-2
  • New Mobility and Road Infrastructure - Interim Report

    PIARC has been concerned, for some time, about the challenges and opportunities presented by Connected and Autonomous Vehicles for Road Network Operators. These were explored by two Task Forces (B.1 and B.2) between 2018 and 2020 but have also now been overtaken by the rapid and disruptive development [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 68
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R16EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-788-5
  • Climate Change, Resilience and Disaster Management for Roads - Seminar

    Climate change and other hazards have a wide range of implications on the performance of road infrastructure and can cause disruptions to road network operations. For example, extreme rainfall influences the intensity beyond the drainage capacity of roadways, resulting in slope collapses and landslides [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 59
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R14EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-777-9
  • Climate Change, Other Hazards and Resilience of Road Networks - Collection of Case Studies

    This report contains a collection of case studies related to climate change, other hazards and resilience of road networks. It comprises an introduction, outlining the work program for Technical Committee (TC) 1.4 Climate Change and Resilience of Road Networks, and objectives of two Working Groups within [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 56
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R33EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-733-5
  • Customer Experience -Case Study Analysis

    Research continues to show that when public agencies offer a better customer experience, they deliver measurable impacts across multiple priorities. To that end this report focusses its research on what approaches are currently happening across the world in respect of delivering an improved experience [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 28
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R26EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-714-4
  • Measures for Increasing the Adaptability of Road Bridges to Climate Change - Literature Review

    The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Working Group 2 report states that changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans. Key risks from climate change are typically defined as warming trend, extreme temperature, precipitation, [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 13
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R24EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-710-6
  • Utilizing Data to Optimize Road Network Operations - Collection of Case Studies

    Road network operators are increasingly making use of technology and developing digital infrastructure to manage road networks. Road users are making use of technology to efficiently and safely complete trips. Vehicle manufacturers and fleet managers are utilizing an increasing amount of technology [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 159
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R09EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-684-0
  • The Role of Transport Agencies in Shaping Disruptive Technologies and Service Models - A Private Sector Roundtable

    Through its Technical Committee 1.1 Performance of Transport Administrations, PIARC is undertaking an extended investigation of disruptive technologies & service models impacting the roads and transport sector and how transport agencies are responding to the related challenges and opportunities in policy, [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 29
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R19EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-703-8
  • The Role of Transport Agencies in Shaping Disruptive Technologies and Service Models - Survey Report

    Through its Technical Committee 1.1 Performance of Transport Administrations , PIARC is undertaking an extended investigation of disruptive technologies & service models impacting the roads and transport sector and how transport agencies are responding to the related challenges and opportunities in [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 65
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R18EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-701-4
  • Well-Prepared Projects

    This collection of case studies includes 17 cases from 10 different countries participating in this task force, plus one case dedicated to the use of the SOURCE platform in the preparation of transportation projects. It comes after our first report delivered earlier in 2021 in which we reviewed the [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 123
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R12EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-687-1
  • Documents Relevant to Road Infrastracture and Transportation Security - Literature Review

    This document contains a review of literature on road infrastructure and transport security. The review focuses on the following topics: · Legislations and policies; · Standards; · Studies and researches; · PIARC reports; · Other reports; · Manuals and books; · Case studies [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 265
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R07EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-682-6
  • Disaster Management: The Effects And Management Of Covid-19 Whilst Looking To The Future - Briefing Note

    No matter what the disaster is, no matter what the pandemic is, we as road administrators must minimize the disaster impacts to our transportation infrastructure. To share the experiences of disaster management amid COVID-19, PIARC TC 1.5 “Disaster Management” of PIARC and TRB AMR00(2) “Transportation [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • Pages : 12
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021BN02EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-662-8
  • Automated Vehicles - Challenges and Opportunities for Road Operators and Road Authorities - Technical Report

    Vehicle Automation – at SAE levels 3, 4 and 5 – is still in a testing phase in most countries. Many tests at level 3 have been performed successfully on open roads without any changes to the road infrastructure and without any observed impacts on congestion. There are various situations which necessitate [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • Pages : 83
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021R03EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-653-6
  • COVID-19: Survey of Impacts and Responses from the Global Roads and Transport Sector - Briefing Note

    In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across the world, creating massive impacts and challenges for multiple sectors, including roads and transport. PIARC took action rapidly, forming a COVID-19 Response Team and initiating a programme of knowledge-sharing webinars.  The Response Team also [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • Pages : 50
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021BN01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-647-5
  • COVID-19: initial impacts and responses to the pandemic from road and transport agencies - Technical Report

    The road transport sector, and the organisations and professionals who manage it, is an essential service and PIARC recognized the potential for COVID-19 to cause severe disruption to the road transport sector early on. In mid-March 2020, PIARC moved to establish a formal PIARC COVID-19 Response Team [...]

    • Date : 2020
    • Pages : 150
    • PIARC Ref. : 2020BN03EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-728-4
  • Preserve Earthworks and Rural Roads from the Impact of Climate Changes - Technical Report

    This report puts together good practices on the various regional approaches to the impacts of climate change on roads and little hydraulic works. The subject has already been addressed during previous PIARC cycles but more on the general geotechnical aspect. It includes the definition of the climatic [...]

    • Date : 2020
    • Pages : 134
    • PIARC Ref. : 2020R02EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-626-0
  • Principles for Cooperation and Collaboration between National and Local Road Agencies - Technical Report

    This report analyses general areas of cooperation amongst road authorities at the various levels and the various institutional tools utilised to ensure integration. The need for cooperation between national, federal, provincial, state, local and municipal road agencies is becoming more pronounced. Noting [...]

    • Date : 2020
    • Pages : 235
    • PIARC Ref. : 2020R01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-625-3
  • COVID-19: Key Lessons for the Road and Transport Community from the Latest PIARC Webinars - Briefing Note

    PIARC organizes weekly online discussions on the response to the COVID-19 crisis. They are open to experts appointed by their National PIARC First delegate and to PIARC Technical Committee / Task Force members. The objective of the sessions is to share knowledge and current practice between PIARC members [...]

    • Date : 2020
    • Pages : 6
    • PIARC Ref. : 2020BN02EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-619-2