GEOMETRIC DESIGN STANDARDS FOR LOW-VOLUME ROADS

Modelos de Diseño Geométrico para Caminos de Bajo Volumen= Normes de Dimensionnement Géometrique pour Routes à Faible Capacité

This compendium provides those in developing countries concerned with the geometric design of low volume roads with useful documentation which might otherwise not be readily obtainable. It contains ten selected texts that were chosen to illustrate (a) the parent stock from which today's geometric design standards are drawn, (b) the modifications that have evolved as it became apparent that low-volume roads required separate geometric design criteria, and (c) the increasing realization that design criteria and construction costs are constant companions. The texts that have been reprinted in full or in excerpted portions are: A Guide to Highway Design Standards (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1957); A Policy on Geometric Design of Rural Highways (American Association of State Highway Officials, 1965); Low-Cost Roads: Design, Construction, and Maintenance (UNESCO, 1971); Geometric Design Guide for Local Roads and Streets (American Association of State Highway Officials, 1971); A Review of Highway Design Practices in Developing Countries (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1975); Opportunities for Cost Reduction in the Design of Transport Facilities for Developing Regions (Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering, 1970); A Safe Sight Distance Requirement for Un-Laned Rural Roads (Rural and Urban Roads, February 1968); Policy for Geometric Design of Rural Roads (National Association of Australian State Road Authorities, 1970); Metric Addendum to Policy for Geometric Design of Rural Roads (National Association of Australian State Road Authorities, 1972); and The Forest Service’s Computer-Aided Road Design System (Transportation Research Board, 1975).

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  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00184842
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026989
  • Contract Numbers: AID/OTR-C-1591, Project 931-1116
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM