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  • Best Practice Guide to Air Quality in Relation to Road Operations

    Air pollution linked to road transport has received significant political, media and public attention since the mid 2010s. However, despite improvements in vehicle efficiencies over past decades, emissions from vehicles still contribute significantly to concentrations of air pollutants above standards [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 182
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R31EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-566-9
  • Setting Credible Speed Limits - Case Studies Report

    This report of case studies on the topic of speed limits includes a series of implemented countermeasures or experimental proofs of concept to help improve the road safety in a specific location or area. PIARC didn´t work on specific speed issues in the past periods, therefore this report also contains [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 178
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R26EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-560-7
  • Big Data For Road Network Operations

    Currently, several technological developments are influencing the day-to-day work of road network operators. Automation, internet of things (IoT), smart systems, mobility services, artificial intelligence and big data are aiming to improve traffic operations and enhance mobility. Among these technologies, [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 92
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R18EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-559-1
  • State of the Art in Monitoring Road Condition and Road / Vehicle Interaction

    This report is a follow-up on the report "State of the art in monitoring road condition" which was finalised in 2015 (PIARC reference 2016R17EN). The 2015 report summarises the then current state of the art regarding the collection of road condition and road/vehicle interaction data, providing an overview [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 73
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R14EN
    • ISBN : 978-84060-530-0
  • Connected Vehicles - Challenges and Opportunities for Road Operators

    The deployment of Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication, also known as cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) is speeding up in many developed countries. For example, Japan has already an operational system at national level, the United States are considering [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 84
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R11EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-522-5
  • Cooperative Vehicle Highway Systems

    We can consider that the most recent developments of the vehicles are: the massive deployment of sensors, actuators and computers allowing to develop a kind of "vehicle and transport system intelligence"; their ability to communicate among themselves or with the infrastructure through the concept [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 51
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R08EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-386-3
  • Methodologies and tools for risk assessment and management applied to road operations

    This report deals with methodologies and tools for risk assessment and management applied to road operations including managing risks in relation to the climate change. Chapter 1 of this report starts with a classification of methodologies for risk management of road infrastructure. Particular attention [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 54
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R12EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-394-8
  • Road network management for improved mobility

    It is useful to review the term "Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)" in this report. According to the PIARC ITS Handbook, ITS is a generic term to mean integrated communications, control technologies and information processing systems for transport applications. However, in this report, we consider [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 53
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R11EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-393-1
  • Uses of ITS including consideration of planning for future improvements, upgrades and the economy

    Economic growth typically results in an increase of both freight and passenger traffic. This generally compounds the problems in transportation systems. ITS technologies have been widely used to mitigate many of these transportation challenges and will continue to play an increasingly important role [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 43
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R10EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-391-7
  • Assessment of budgetary needs and optimisation of maintenance strategies for multiple assets of road network

    Good road infrastructure is a fundamental basis on which to build a strong economy and society. As the ability to conduct proper maintenance is largely influenced by the available budget, budget definition is an important starting point in realising the overall goal. Based on a comprehensive investigation [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 44
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R04EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-378-8
  • Security of road infrastructure

    This paper is addressing threats directed to the infrastructure. A correct understanding and a suitable handling of the security of road infrastructure is not only important to safeguard the infrastructure itself, but is also relevant to cover the protection of the social and economic values, the protection [...]

    • Date : 2015
    • Pages : 19
    • PIARC Ref. : 2015R01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-357-3
  • Best practices for the sustainable maintenance of rural roads in developing countries

    Regular maintenance of roads is critical to the economic vitality of a country. In particular, a focus on rural road maintenance is needed when planning and operating a large transport network, as they are often deemed less important than paved roads and highways. When rural roads are neglected, it [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 45
    • PIARC Ref. : 2013R01EN
    • ISBN : 978-284060-309-2
  • Strategies for road networks operation

    This report studies, in its first part, the strategies of management of congested areas and road corridors. Examples are presented of measures to reduce non-recurring congestion (traffic incidents, planned special events, work zones, real time traveler information); recurring congestion (including: [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 90
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R26EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-295-4
  • Best practices for road safety campaigns

    The report presents key findings of a literature review of best practices for road safety campaigns, and relate these to actual road safety campaign practices by road administrations and authorities of fourteen countries who responded to a survey questionnaire. The report covers the following key [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 50
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R28EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-260-1
  • Dealing with the effects of climate change on road pavements

    Climate change can have a direct impact on the performance of our transportation infrastructure. The purpose of the report is to sensitize the road sector to the likely impacts of climate change on road pavements and to provide guidance on how to go about: -Assessing the vulnerability of road pavements [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 146
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R06EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-247-4
  • Financing, Contracting and Managing of Road System Investment

    The purpose of this report is to provide information on the current methods and approaches relating to: The different combinations of public and private sector involvement in the provision of sustainable road systems and the perceived advantages and disadvantages of these methods; The different [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 101
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R08EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-255-5
  • The connected vehicle

    The advent of Intelligent Transport Systems has provided new opportunities for improving the safety and efficiency of the road network. The development of intelligent vehicles, connected by wireless networks to the roadside infrastructure, brings opportunities and issues which are being discussed in [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 59
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R02EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-246-6
  • Recommendations regarding road tunnel drivers' training and information

    A follow-up on the report « Human Factors and safety from the view point of users » that was published in 2008 by the World Road Association, this new work by Technical Committee C4 - Road Tunnel Operations - aims at giving key information and instructions to drivers in order to enable them to adopt [...]

    • Date : 2011
    • Pages : 193
    • PIARC Ref. : 2011R04EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-235-0
  • Congestion in urban areas - Examples of counter-measures

    Congestion is a complex phenomenon, influenced by socioeconomic, technical, and human factors. The report examines twenty case studies and focuses on countermeasures against recurrent congestion on urban roads implemented in various cities. The countermeasures have been characterised by the nature/degree [...]

    • Date : 2010
    • Pages : 145
    • PIARC Ref. : 2010R04EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-232-6
  • Snow and ice databook, 2010

    Varying in intensity and duration, winter remains a season of unpredictability and extremes.Road network managers facing the rigours of winter must continually adapt their services to ensure the safety of road users, maintain accessibility and ensure the network is maintained to acceptable standards. [...]

    • Date : 2010
    • Pages : 223
    • PIARC Ref. : 2010R03EN
  • Overview of winter maintenance contracts

    Road transportation has increased considerably in the past few decades and winter maintenance has become a public service activity of vital importance to the economy. Many production activities are organized with reduced inventories and just-in-time policies have developed considerably, resulting in [...]

    • Date : 2009
    • Pages : 123
    • PIARC Ref. : 2009R01EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-220-2
  • Urban road tunnels - Recommendations to managers and operating bodies for design, management, operation and maintenance

    Urban road tunnels are unique in terms of traffic characteristics (high volume, congestion during commuter periods, wide variety of vehicles, high percentage of buses, etc.), infrastructural design, difficulty of closing and urban environment. Recommendations are presented to managers and operating [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 110
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R15EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-216-4
  • Management of the operator - Emergency teams interface in road tunnels

    The purpose of this report is to assist the owners, operators of tunnels and emergency services to coordinate their operations in order to improve the level of safety for users, staff members and emergency teams during serious tunnel fires and tunnel incidents. The first part presents the most relevant [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 75
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R03EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-201-6
  • 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
  • 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

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