This Technical Report primarily on the collection, dissemination, implementation and use of results from research and development of noise-reducing pavements from recent innovative research projects undertaken within specific CEDR member states. The report can be seen as a handbook presenting the European state of the art in the mid-2010s. The target group for this report is road engineers, planners and decision makers.
The report is to assist NRAs in the planning, building and maintaining processes of noise barriers. The first part is dedicated to the different acoustic and non-acoustic standards and guidelines used to insure performance. The second focuses on the types of barriers, looking at the aesthetic appeal, shapes and materials with a reference to the experience from the CEDR member countries. The last chapter offers a review of recent research projects on noise reducing devices.
This report presents an introduction to economical assessment methods in general and their potential role in the decision-making process of noise impact assessments or implementation of noise mitigation measures in national road administrations.
For NRAs, it is important to recognise changes in time in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide more resilience for existing and proposed roads. Acting on climate change is not a unified topic for road owners; both mitigation and adaptation to climate change are different sub-topics. Despite the dissimilarities, adaptation and mitigation share the need for long-term planning for an uncertain but undoubtedly different future. Both topics are, therefore, presented in this report.
Fourth biennial report on the performance of the TEN-T (Roads) network within CEDR member countries. The report is a useful source of information for individual National Road Administrations (NRAs), regulatory bodies, and others for benchmarking purposes and for setting national performance targets.
There are numerous interventions available to road operators that can be used to reduce energy use. This situation is both positive (options are available) and negative (it is hard to select the best option). This document identifies most of the interventions currently implemented by at least one NRA together with an easily understood assessment of the economic return, environmental and safety impact, and political acceptability of these interventions.
Written by CEDR's Road Safety Group and endorsed the Governing Board of the European Road Directors, this paper highlights some key challenges for NRAs emphasising the need to maintain the ongoing open and creative discussion across the NRAs to work together to advance Road Safety.
The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) aims to protect and improve the ecological status of water bodies in order to promote sustainable watershed use. Consequently, NRAs must ensure that their water management practices meet the requirements of the WFD. This report examines; when should contaminated runoff water be treated to meet the requirements in relevant EU directives (e.g. the WFD), what is the best practice when treatment is mandatory, and what will the research needs on these matters be within the next decade?
At its meeting in Warsaw, the Governing Board approved a new strategy for the organisation. The CEDR Strategy comprises the Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals.
This Final Programme Report covers two projects (ASAP and BRoWSER) from the CEDR Research Call 2012 on Safety, which address key issues around road worker and road user safety.
This report provides an analysis of the ROADAPT (Roads for today, Adapted for tomorrow) and CliPDaR (Design guideline for a transnational database of downscaled Climate Projection Data for Road impact models) projects and provides concise recommendations on how to disseminate and implement the products of both projects.
This position paper reflects the GB view based on a workshop on road vehicle automation, facilitated by CEDR Task Group “Utilising ITS for NRAs” and complements the CEDR ITS Position Paper (issued 2014).
This report is the result of a survey conducted within task group S6 (TG S6) into perceived common procurement issues and the solutions applied in participating countries. Eight survey
topics were selected on the basis of:
- urgency and difficulty (qualification and selection of bidders, the most economically advantageous tender, abnormally low tenders, dispute resolution);
- political urgency (the role of small and medium-sized enterprises, social return);
- additions to the new Procurement Directive (innovation, past performance).
Standardisation and simplification of the working processes of your NRA and improved validation of your data and improved infrastructure at lower costs is the expected result of using BIM.
CEDR Position paper on EU ITS Action Plan and Directive, European ITS Fora and CEDR
This report provides a compilation of the executive summaries in CEDR's Final Reports published under CEDR's Second Strategic Plan. These reports were published in the period 2010-2014.
All reports are available in English and French.
CEDR task group N3 (Winter maintenance standards) was tasked with providing CEDR with information about winter maintenance standards, procedures and operational methods and challenges as well as a list of possible research topics from the field of winter service that could be used in CEDR research calls.
This is the third biennial report produced by CEDR on the performance of the trans-European road network, TEN-T (Roads). It builds on previous reports to show that it is possible to produce comparable information on the performance of the TEN-T (Roads) network within the majority of CEDR member countries
Ce rapport présente une évaluation stratégique et des recommandations adressées à la CEDR et aux ARN, sur les thèmes suivants; ,
Plan d'action STI de l'UE et directive sur les STI de la COM, EasyWay et projet(s) suivant(s), iMobility, Services prioritaires et qualité des données, Systèmes coopératifs, Orientations pour la recherche
This report provides CEDR and NRAs with a strategic assessment and recommendations in the following areas;
EU ITS Action Plan and EC ITS Directive, EasyWay and follow-up project(s), iMobility, priority services and data quality, cooperative systems and research guidance