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;
  • which social and environmental impacts are particularly paid attention to, in particular as regards natural and human habitat fragmentation;
  • How environmental issues are included in road network construction and maintenance.

Information sheet

  • Date : 2007
  • Author(s) : Comité technique 2.1 Développement durable et transport routier / Technical Committee 2.1 Sustainable Development and Road Transport
  • Domain(s) : Road Policies / Environment / Design of Inter-urban Roads
  • PIARC Ref. : 2007R01EN
  • ISBN : 2-84060-190-7
  • Number of pages : 124

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