Road transport: thematic research summary

The first part of the paper includes a brief analysis of the scope of the theme, and a policy review where the main policy developments at EU level are summarised. The road transport theme is very wide ranging and overlaps with numerous other themes. The focus of research covered in this paper is on road infrastructure planning and operation, road vehicles and road use (including driving). Walking and cycling is also included in the road transport theme. Policy developments at EU level have traditionally been related to the competitiveness and efficiency of road transport; connectivity, accessibility and quality of road transport; road safety and environmental effects of road transport. The second part includes a synthesis of the main findings and policy implications from research projects and is concluded with an overview of the implications for further research. The research projects synthesised are EU-funded projects, from the Fifth and the Sixth Framework Programmes, that have results publicly available, as well as a small selection of relevant national projects where results have been made available to the TRKC. Projects that had been synthesised in the related paper produced within the predecessor project are briefly summarised. Four sub-themes are considered in the synthesis.


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  • Accession Number: 01382658
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  • Source Agency: ARRB
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  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 1:26PM