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PIARC (World Road Association), founded in 1909 and comprising 125 member governments from all over the world, is the global forum for exchange of knowledge and experience on roads, road transport policies and practices. With consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, the Association is contributing to a stable and sustainable global development of the road and transport sector.

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All PIARC Publications

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  • State of the Art in Road Design Standards

    This literature review is the first of two planned publications of PIARC Task Force 4.1 “Road Design Standards” in the period 2020 – 2022. PIARC considered importance of comparison international road design standards to check their updated status and the degree of their readiness to face the forthcoming [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 121
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R22EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-708-3
  • 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
  • Vulnerable road users: Diagnosis of design and operational safety problems and potential countermeasures

    Following the World Health Organisation, nearly half of those dying on the world's roads are vulnerable road users (VRU). This proportion is much greater in low- and middle-income countries, because of the greater variety and intensity of traffic mix and the lack of separation from other road users, [...]

    • Date : 2017
    • Pages : 26
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R34EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-442-6
  • 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
  • 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
  • PIARC Catalogue of design safety problems and potential countermeasures

    This catalogue presents a set of commonly design errors and suggests a range of measures to overcome them; it also gives an indication of the comparative countermeasure costs to facilitate prioritisation of the work. The catalogue can be used both as a proactive safety tool to ensure the design faults [...]

    • Date : 2009
    • Pages : 169
    • PIARC Ref. : 2009R07EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-227-X
  • Human factors guidelines for safer road infrastructure

    It is well known, that human factors have an enormous influence on the safe handling of technical systems. Human factors can be described as people's contributions to damaging events. It is the generic term for those psychological and physiological patterns, which are verified to contribute to operational [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 110
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R18EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-215-6

    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
  • Social and environmental approaches to sustainable transport infrastructures

    Based on a survey performed in different countries facing various economic development contexts and on case studies, this report studies: how is sustainable development dealt with in politics, planning, strategy and operation; what are the methods, targets and criteria used to assess sustainability; [...]

    • Date : 2007
    • Pages : 124
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R01EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-190-7
  • Environment and Construction of Road Projects

    One work area of the PIARC Committee on the Environment concerns the consequences of the construction of road projects. In July 1997, an inquiry was sent to all PIARC member countries. It dealt with the five major topics identified by the Working Group: soil and water protection; how to deal with contaminated [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 14.03.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-122-2
  • 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 in Desert Areas

    Drafted by the PIARC Technical Committee on Roads in Developing Regions, this report provides information on the construction and maintenance of roads in desert areas.

    • Date : 1991
    • Pages : 88
    • PIARC Ref. : 03.03.BEN
  • 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
  • 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
  • Techniques for Motorway Widening

    The seemingly inexorable growth of traffic has led to the expansion of the motorway systems in North America and Europe. Increasingly the capacity of existing motorways is being enhanced by the construction of additional lanes. The planning of widening works should take account of the special [...]

    • Date : 2001
    • Pages : 21
    • PIARC Ref. : 12.06.BEN
    • ISBN : RR310-II-2001