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.
Executive summary (link to report)
This is the fourth biennial report that CEDR has published on the performance of the TEN-T (Roads) network within CEDR member countries. CEDR’s intention in collecting and publishing this information is to establish a stable set of data with which to monitor trends and identify changes in the performance of the TEN-T (Roads) network. As such, 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.
The first Performance Report was published in 2009 and since then, despite being voluntary, 24 of CEDR’s 28 member countries have chosen to participate in at least one of the four reports. Together, these 24 countries cover approximately 90,000 km of the total 103,000 km TEN-T (Roads) network. This network represents the most important roads in Europe. More than two billion vehicle kilometres are driven on this network every day.
The 2015 report provides a detailed snapshot of the performance of the TEN-T (Roads) network in CEDR member countries in 2015 and identifies overall trends in the performance of the network as a whole. The report shows that:
- The TEN-T network includes the most important roads in Europe. 60% of the network consists of motorways (this proportion is gradually increasing) and 17% is made of up roads with more than 4 lanes. The network also includes 1,200 km of bridges and more than 1,000 km of tunnels. Investment in the TEN-T network is continuing, with planned capacity improvements identified on nearly 25% of the network.
- The network is also very heavily trafficked. More than 40% of the network carries in excess of 20,000 vehicles per day while 6% carries more than 80,000 vehicles per day, Traffic Density exceeds 12,000 vehicles per lane per day on 15% of the network, and HGVs comprise more than 20% of all traffic on nearly 20% of the network. The Traffic Flow for both all vehicles and HGVs specifically is increasing, particularly on motorways.
- However, despite this, the network is relatively safe. The average Fatal Accident Rate on motorways is less than 2 fatal accidents per BVehKm and less than 6 per BVehKm on non-motorways. However, at the same time, there are wide variations across the network.
The main change impacting on the 2015 report has been the implementation of the new TEN-T Guidelines in January 2014, which have resulted in CEDR members making significant changes to the roads included in the TEN-T as well as some re-categorisation of motorways and non-motorways.
The 2015 report again demonstrates CEDR’s ability to collect and report consistent data about network performance that can enable meaningful comparison of information and benchmarking between NRAs and that can support wider CEDR initiatives both now and in the future.