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Passenger transport and soft modes

Roads must be viewed in the largest sense, i.e. as meeting places for all users: motorists, bus drivers, lorry drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians, and persons with impaired mobility. Rational and optimized use of public space by these various categories depends on the definition and implementation of mobility policies that are consistent in their various aspects: information to road users, pricing and tax system for each mode, public space planning and development of infrastructure and engineering structures, spatial distribution of functions, etc. The systematic evaluation of public space redevelopment projects is a key stage in the process towards a better quality of public space for the benefit of future users.

OECD/International Transport Forum (ITF): working group on Cycling Safety

In 2010, the Mobility – Safety – Road Management Division of BRRC was mandated to co-represent Belgium in a joint working group of OECD and the International Transport Forum on Cycling Safety. This group was formed to exchange international experience on the risks involved in bicycle use, and with cycling facilities. The long-term objective was to provide guidelines for improving cycling safety based on a detailed review of best statistics and analyses available and on case studies of measures implemented in participating countries. The relationship between cycling and health was also a topic for the working group. The final report was published in 2013.

Visual assessment of defects in a slurry surfacing (according to NBN-EN 12274-8)

This test method points out how defects of slurry surfacing can be visually assessed. Defects in slurry surfacing include bleeding and fatting up, delamination, loss of aggregate, wearing, lane joint gaps, rutting, slippage, corrugation, bumps and ridges, and groups of small defects or small repetitive defects.

They can be assessed in two ways: qualitatively and quantitatively.

A qualitative method will assess the rate of damage by simple rules. The quantitative method will measure the defects in much more detail.

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End of life strategies of asphalt pavements (Re-Road)

The main objective of this four-year European research project (from 1st January 2009 through 31st December 2012; fifteen partners) conducted under FP7 was to maximize the reuse of reclaimed asphalt (RA) in bituminous mixtures, with as little downscaling of the material and as little use of new material as possible.

Economical, technical and ecological utilisation of treated steel slag in civil engineering of high quality demands (ETEUSCE)

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The objective of this three-year research project, in which thirteen partners were involved, was to develop techniques to treat steel slag (both LD and EAF) right from the production stage so as to give it good characteristics and volume stability. It was completed in the year 2000 and the final report has been released.

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