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IRF Bulletin

The IRF magazine, which features information on the IRF's current activities, its members and forthcoming events, as well as interviews from transport sector personalities.

 Image IRF Bulletin - Environment & Climate Change - Volume II
The response to our call for contributions for the Bulletin has been so overwhelming that we have been inspired to produce the Bulletin in two volumes. This is an auspicious sign of the growing commitment to sustainability being observed throughout our sector, as well as the willingness of IRF members to really 'make a difference'.

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 Image IRF Bulletin - Environment & Climate Change - Volume I
From the first dedicated journal on Environment to this issue on Environment and Climate Change, there have been ten IRF bulletins. Each issue had a focus on safety, reliability, affordability, congestion, sustainable materials and construction traffic management, to name but a few, and together they help to define our understanding of a sustainable transport system.

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 Image IRF Bulletin Special Edition - Rural Transport - Volume II
Today, roughly half of the world’s population are rural dwellers. Of these, an estimated one billion people still do not have access to reliable transport, according to The World Bank’s Rural Access Index. Communities throughout the developing world are deprived of all-weather roads – cutting them off from even the most basic social and economic services that could help them escape the poverty trap.

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 Image IRF Bulletin Special Edition - Rural Transport - Volume I
These are exciting times as more decision makers are becoming aware of the vital need for the provision of Rural Transport services and infrastructure to lift rural communities out of poverty. The enormous rural road programmes in China and India demonstrate belief and real government commitment to achieving development through opening up access to rural areas. Improved access to trade, services and the essentials of life, throughout the year and at affordable transport costs, as well as the possibility to sell crops and products and get them transported in a timely way improve rural livelihoods.

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 Image IRF Bulletin Special Edition - Urban Mobility
Sustainable urban mobility policies and plans place the emphasis on transportation systems that are more benign in terms of their impacts on the environment. They notably promote non-motorised means (walking and cycling) and public transportation, and also aim to reduce the use of private motor vehicles. The measures implemented represent a mixture of physical changes and user information systems that are designed to reduce traffic volumes and emissions, increase accessibility, improve safety, change travel habits and provide a better quality of life for all citizens. Urban mobility measures, therefore, fundamentally involve changing behaviour.

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 Image IRF Bulletin Special Edition : The Americas
The IRF Bulletin Special Edition: The Americas features articles regarding road safety, financing infrastructure, reducing congestion, and sustainable materials and construction.

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 Image IRF Bulletin Special Edition : Europe
The IRF Bulletin Special Edition: Europe features articles regarding road safety, financing infrastructure, reducing congestion, and sustainable materials and construction.

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 Image IRF Bulletin Special Edition : Asia & Oceania
There is no region of the world where disparities of infrastructure development and wealth distribution are as evident as in the Asia and Pacific region. From the hyper technological metropolis to remote and inaccessible villages, this vast region is a real challenge for transport planners and operators and certainly requires innovative and imaginative thinking.

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 Image IRF Bulletin Special Edition : Africa

The African continent is recently focusing on rehabilitation of Road Networks, as it is the most significant challenge confronting Africa. Road transport is the dominant mode in Africa, and it has been recognised internationally that roads deserve more attention.

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 Image IRF Bulletin Special Edition: Intelligent Transport Systems
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is the application of technology to the management of surface transportation systems in order to increase their efficiency and safety, whilst providing travellers with mobility options based on real-time information. Relatively small investments in ITS can produce significant savings in total system costs.

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 Image IRF Bulletin Special Edition: Public Private Partnership
The procedures used to procure PPP schemes are complex. Too many road agencies are introducing them without adequate preparation. How do you avoid pitfalls?

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 Image IRF Bulletin Special Edition: Road Safety
In the first edition - on the environment - we examined the degree to which current levels of mobility are sustainable, however vital they may be for the world economy in general and isolated communities in particular. The same principles apply to our choice of subject for this special edition: road safety.

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 Image IRF Bulletin Special Edition: Environment
The first IRF Bulletin devoted entirely to a single topic - the environment. Whatever image that word conjures up, for road professionals it means one thing - the search for sustainable mobility. In that search, we must stress the things taken for granted - the positive social benefits of roads, access to services and individual mobility.

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 Image IRF Bulletin Issue-3, 2005

Includes reports and opinion on the IRF's Silk Road programme. (October 2005)

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 Image IRF Bulletin Issue-2, 2005
Includes reports from the 4th South East Europe Road Congress and interview with Croatian Transport Minister, Bozidar Kalmeta. (May 2005)

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 Image IRF Bulletin Issue-1, 2005

Features news on IRF activities in Sout East Asia, introduction to new IRF members and an interview with Woman of the Year, Chritina Malmberg Calvo. (January 2005)

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