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  • Electric Road Systems – A Route to Net Zero - Technical Report

    The international Paris Agreement about climate change calls for action in every aspect of the modern society. The world’s road transport sector is responsible for a considerable amount of the total CO₂ emissions, so there is an urgent need for decarbonising the road transport sector. To achieve [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 187
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R30EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-807-3
  • Case Studies on Travel Behavior Data Collection in Metropolitan Regions - Briefing Note

    A large number of people have been gathering in and around the cities. Transport infrastructure provision and land-use regulations cause cities to expand towards their outskirts creating urban sprawl and convert rural areas into peri-urban areas. So, understanding how the burden caused by the low-density [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 50
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R25EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-798-4
  • Evaluating Impacts of New Mobility in Urban and Peri-Urban Areas - Collection of case studies

    In urban areas, accessing services, education, workplaces and/or goods requires efficient mobility systems. In recent years, various transport technology developments have started to enable more efficient mobility across the world. Innovative transport solutions and sharing contracts, including new [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 124
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R15EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-778-6
  • Multimodal Solutions for Optimizing -Road Networks in Urban and Peri-Urban Areas - Case Studies

    The current collection of case studies is part of a set of six publications of Technical Committee 2.1 Mobility in Urban Areas expected for the 2020-2023 cycle. Mobility in urban areas faces complex problems which need to be managed within spatial and budgetary constraints. It is therefore necessary [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 187
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R05EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-747-2
  • Electric Road Systems - Collection of Case Studies

    The collection of case studies report on electric road systems (ERS) provides an overview of the activities of PIARC Task Force 2.2 to date. This includes an overview of the tasks and activities of the Task Force as well as the progress made to date in terms of collection and review of literature, collection [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 76
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R31EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-730-4
  • Journey Time and Travel Reliability - Technical Report

    Travel time reliability has been put by all stakeholders in the transport arena at the centre of attention: transport planners, operators and users agree on the need to take actions for more reliable transport systems. Although the framework is clear in terms of the stakeholders’ claims, the theoretical [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 92
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R35EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-570-6
  • Traffic Noise – Best Practice Guide - Technical Report

    In recent years, knowledge about the health effects of traffic noise has grown substantially. Many studies have found that long-term exposure to traffic noise is associated with various health impacts such as sleep disturbance, cardiovascular disease and depression. While there remain knowledge gaps [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 214
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R36EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-571-3
  • Sustainable Multimodality in Urban Regions - Technical Report

    Globalization and specialization have enabled cities to flourish and have led to the concentration of activities and populations, resulting in an increase in urban transport needs and a scarcity of public space. In these urban areas characterized by high population and employment densities, congestion [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 145
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R13EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-527-0
  • Low Cost ITS - Technical Report

    The Low Cost ITS concept was introduced for the first time during PIARC 2012-2015 cycle. The concept described ITS services that were attractive to resource limited or Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). This was possible because of the recent emergence of inexpensive technological solutions including [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 122
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R07EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-510-2
  • Key issues for improving mobility strategies in large urban areas

    During the period 2012 - 2015, Technical Committee 2.2 collected and evaluated case studies on urban mobility from numerous large and medium-sized cities from all over the world. Three issues were evaluated in these case studies: a comparison of strategies for sustainable urban mobility, at a mobility [...]

    • Date : 2017
    • Pages : 101
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R27EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-427-3
  • Framework for Citywide Road Freight Transport Management

    The report entitled "Framework for citywide road freight transport management" of WG1, TC2.3 "Freight Transport" describes the research and findings about the frameworks for public sector road freight transport management (RFTM). RFTM is a key contributor to the sustainable development of urban areas, [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 62
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R28EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-428-0
  • Strategies for balancing urban transport to improve mobility and reduce road congestion

    This report reviews the factors having a main impact on the supply and demand for road capacity, before it considers the strategies which allow to address congestion and improve mobility of persons in urban areas. From different case studies, the report reviews nine strategies: promoting public [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 125
    • PIARC Ref. : 2013R02EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-311-5
  • 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
  • Road safety audit guidelines for safety checks of new road projects

    This guideline is a comprehensive catalogue of design safety problems and countermeasures that outlines the common types of design failures in a definitive guide for road engineers and professionals working in the road transport sector. With the UN Decade of Action soon to be launched by the World Health [...]

    • Date : 2011
    • Pages : 385
    • PIARC Ref. : 2011R01EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-199-0
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Urban Road Network Design

    Urban development is determined among others by roads and streets. A good design will act as a catalyst, but a bad design will eventually paralyze life in the town or city. To enhance the unity between urban and road design, the urban road network must be reorganized. Urban roads must serve a variety [...]

    • Date : 1991
    • Pages : 40
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.04.BEN