What they say about WRS 50th Anniversary Edition

The World Bank says
“The World Bank Group greatly values its longstanding collaboration with the IRF, whose rigorous and comprehensive World Road Statistics form a prime basis for the transport services data compiled in our annual World Development Indicators.”

“We admire the IRF’s emphasis on safety and transportation best practices, and we continue to value the IRF’s advocacy and overall mission, ‘Better roads. Better World’.”

The Indian Ministry of of Road Transport & Highways says
“The Ministry congratulates IRF on bringing out its 50th Anniversary edition of the World Road Statistics. The Ministry subscribes to WRS every year and considers the data to be reliable, effective and relevant wealth of information for its extensive geographical coverage, and a primary source of data for sustainable surface transport.”

The IRU says
“The IRF World Road Statistics are an essential complement to our own studies and have a well-deserved reputation as a comprehensive and up-to-date source of key road infrastructure and traffic data. Together, they serve as vital tools for the development of sustainable, fact-based transport policies worldwide.”

The IEA says
“We congratulate the IRF for this 50th Anniversary edition of its World Road Statistics, which have been especially valuable in the IEA’s analysis of global land transport infrastructure requirements to 2050.”

The OECD says
““The IRF World Road Statistics publication is an invaluable resource for understanding the importance of roads worldwide.”

ARRB Group says
“Tools like the IRF World Road Statistics help the National Interest Services (NIS) program, which ARRB Group coordinates, support an informed Australian land transport community.”

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Published by the International Road Federation (IRF), the World Road Statistics (WRS) is the only universal source of strategic data on road networks, traffic and inland transport.

It’s an invaluable reference tool for anyone analysing and reporting trends in subject areas like road safety, traffic volumes and vehicle usage, or for benchmarking performance in key indicators like road expenditure, energy consumption and emissions.

Organisations like the United Nations and the World Bank, as well as government agencies, academia and business, regularly turn to the WRS for its detailed statistical profile.

To mark the 50th year of publication in 2013, the International Road Federation and Patron Sponsor Michelin are producing a special 50th Anniversary Edition of the WRS that includes 12 years of updated data, providing a comprehensive statistical picture of international road and inland transport from the start of the millennium.

This specially packaged edition will include the two-volume hard copy, a ‘soft copy’ as well Excel data files on CD-ROM.

Whether you’re a long-time user of the WRS or a first-time purchaser, this is the one edition not to miss out on.

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Data compilation 1963-2011 in Excel files available on request.

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