This preliminary discussion paper was released by CEDR to encourage debate with key stakeholders. It explores the likely impact of Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) on road authorities. It explains the major disruptive changes that will significantly alter the fulfilment of roles and responsibilities of National Road Authorities in the near future, highlighting the need of international cooperation.
CEDR commissioned the ECOROAD project to produce this Roads and Wildlife Manual which complements the work of COST 341 and integrates the “Harmony”, “SAFEROAD” and “SafeBatPaths” projects together with further input from European road ecology experts. The aim is to update COST 341 to reflect changes such as those in European Union legislation and policy. The manual also identifies best practice in areas such as procurement, maintenance and monitoring.
Four projects were commissioned through the CEDR call 2013 Roads and Wildlife Research Programme: SAFEROAD, Harmony, SafeBatPaths and ECOROAD. This End-of-Programme report summarises the objectives, research approach, key findings and added value of these research projects. It also presents the executed and planned activities to disseminate the findings as well as potential synergies between the projects. Furthermore, it provides guidance on how the findings can be implemented and presents recommendations for future research.
Results of a study to review areas in which CEDR and other parties have concerns or lack clarity regarding CPR; issues such as the divide between construction products which are be covered by CPR and civil engineering works which are not as well as the interaction between CPR and the Public Procurement directive
This report provides a compilation of executive summaries from CEDR’s reports published under the Third Strategic Plan (SP3) in the period 2014-2017
The report presents a CEDR wide review of issues related to efficient road transport and heavy vehicle issues. Considerations include the regulatory issues such as weights and dimensions relating to road safety and infrastructure protection.
Appendices of the CEDR Report 2017-05 on conditions for efficient road transport in Europe. Presents the results of CEDR survey on heavy vehicles.
This report reflects the findings of the CEDR Task Group on Asset Management within CEDR Strategic Plan 3 - 2013-2017 (SP3), aiming to provide a perspective on strengthening of cooperation and learning from road agencies in Europe within the asset management arena.
The latest innovative research in the areas of noise reducing pavements, noise barriers, and
cost-benefit analysis (CBA)/cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) was comprehensively reviewed
and assessed by CEDR Task Group I6 (Road Noise).
This report outlines the main achievements and conclusions of CEDR task group N7 (ITS for NRAs, TG N7) during CEDR’s Strategic Plan 3 (SP3) 2013–2017.
Smart mobility solutions such as integrated network management (INM) can help reduce congestion, ensure more efficient, safer, and cleaner transportation, and improve services for road users. When viewed from this perspective, integrated network management is defined as ‘an approach that includes both traffic management and traffic information measures integrated and managed within a transport network’ and is seen both as essential for the effective reduction of congestion and a no-regrets development.
This report includes a complete catalogue of the different funding formulas currently available for roads and an assessment on which ones are more suitable regarding certain criteria defined in the document.
The purpose of this report is to inform NRAs about the results of the CEDR Task group on Building Information Modelling (BIM). This has the goal to enhance the possibilities of the client in handling data and improving the quality of data using open BIM standards in the lifecycle of assets.
This Position Paper has been prepared to inform National Ministries of the views of CEDR members in the revision of two Directives directly related to road infrastructure safety and share CEDR’s Action Plan activities for improving road safety performance on Europe’s roads. Downloads are password protected.
Contractor Report 2017-1 offers guidance and advice to road organisations for establishing a formal Asset Management System that will help organisations to obtain value from their assets. It represents the primary output of the ARISE research project, which was funded under CEDR Call 2014 Asset Management and Maintenance.
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