7th World Road Congress - Munich 1934 - National Reports

Summary

1st Section: Construction and Maintenance

  • Question 1: Progress made since the congress at Washington with the use of cement for the construction of carriageways
  • Question 2: Progress made since the congress at Washington in the preparation and use of :
    a) Tar,
    b) Bitumen,
    c) Emulsions for the construction and maintenance of roads.
  • Question 3: Means available for the construction and maintenance under the most economical condition and maintenance under the most economical conditions of road surface whether in built-up areas or the open country:
    1) The methods adopted,
    2) Review of the conditions influencing the choice of method, according to the characteristics of soil and climate.

2nd Section: Traffic, Use and Administration

  • Question 4: Means adopted to promote the safety of traffic in:
    a) Towns;
    b) The open country;
    c) At level crossings. Legislation; regulation; Road signs.
  • Question 5: Analysis of the relationship between vehicular traffic and road surface, from the standpoint of the economy of transport
  • Question 6:
    A - What are the current rules on:
    1) The weights permitted in respect of vehicles (laden and unladen); 2) The width and height of vehicles and their loads;
    3) of vehicles and their loads.
    B - Critical analysis of the advantages and disadvantages accruing from these Regulations.
    C - Is it desirable to aim at international unification for these Regulations? If so, what should be the bases for such unification

1st Section: Construction and Maintenance.

1st Question: Progress made since the congress at Washington with the use of cement for the construction of carriageways.


2nd Question: Progress made since the congress at Washington in the preparation and use of :

a) Tar, b) Bitumen, c) Emulsions for the construction and maintenance of roads


3rd Question: Means available for the construction and maintenance under the most economical condition and maintenance under the most economical conditions of road surface whether in built-up areas or the open country:

1) The methods adopted.
2) Review of the conditions influencing the choice of method, according to the characteristics of soil and climate.


2nd Section: Traffic, Use and Administration.

4th Question: Means adopted to promote the safety of traffic in:

a) Towns;
b) The open country;
c) At level crossings. Legislation; regulation; Road signs.


5th Question. Analysis of the relationship between vehicular traffic and road surface, from the standpoint of the economy of transport.


6th Question.

1) The weights permitted in respect of vehicles (laden and unladen); 2) The width and height of vehicles and their loads; 3) of vehicles and their loads.
B - Critical analysis of the advantages and disadvantages accruing from these Regulations.
C - Is it desirable to aim at international unification for these Regulations? If so, what should be the bases for such unification.


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