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  • Journey Time and Travel Reliability

    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

    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

    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

    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
  • Monitoring of environmental impacts of roads

    The construction, operation and maintenance of road infrastructures impact the environment in many ways. Monitoring road impacts is essential for the identification of new issues, tracking trends and implementing appropriate mitigation actions. This report clarifies what is encompassed in the concept [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 94
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R03EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-245-8
  • 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
  • Worldwide situation of road pricing and assessment of its impacts

    The report of Technical Committee " Road System Economics and Social Development " presents the state of road pricing schemes implemented or studied in the world, the corresponding developments and an assessment of their impacts. The panorama of pricing schemes covers the following twenty-two countries: [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 246
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R01EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-242-3
  • Adaptation to climate change for bridges

    Climate change has now become a global issue of concern and it is for this reason that the World Road Association has incorporated it into the strategic themes for the term 2008-2011. Higher levels of carbon-dioxide as part of greenhouse gas emissions are being released resulting in heat being trapped [...]

    • Date : 2011
    • Pages : 68
    • PIARC Ref. : 2011R08EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-241-5
  • 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
  • Sustainable interurban roads for tomorrow

    Ce rapport traite de l'amélioration de la planification et de l'exploitation des réseaux routiers interurbains. Les interactions entre la planification des transports intégrés, la planification régionale et l'aménagement du territoire sont examinées par une approche en quatre étapes et la [...]

    • Date : 2009
    • Pages : 213
    • PIARC Ref. : 2009R09EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-229-6
  • 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
  • Airfield Pavements

    This document presents the proceedings of a Workshop organized in Montreal in September 1995 by the PIARC Technical Committees on Surface Characteristics (C1), Concrete Roads (C7) and Flexible Roads (C8). The proceedings include future demands on airfield pavements, show similarities and differences [...]

    • Date : 1996
    • Pages : 344
    • PIARC Ref. : 07.07.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-042-0
  • 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
  • Management of Post-tensioned Grouted Duct Bridges

    Post-tensioned concrete bridges, which were pioneered in France, but soon taken up by the engineers in other advanced countries, have proven to be increasingly popular as an economically competitive and safe form of construction. With the introduction of many innovative techniques within a relatively [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 184
    • PIARC Ref. : 11.08.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-125-7
  • 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
  • PIARC Seminars - Recommendations for Planning and Carrying out PIARC Seminars

    These methodological guidelines suggest recommendations to Chairpersons and Secretaries of PIARC Technical Committees aiming at convincing them of the desirability of organising seminars in conjunction with certain plenary meetings of their Committees or Groups and give them some advice for this purpose. [...]

    • Date : 1999
    • Pages : 22
    • PIARC Ref. : 03.07.BEN
  • 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

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