Covers various aspects of the technology of roads and road transport. This book embraces various aspects of urban and rural road technology, drawing on the author's many decades of consulting and operational experience in the financing, planning, design, construction, operation and management of roads in various countries.
This fully revised fourth edition of Max Lay's well-established reference work covers all aspects of the technology of roads and road transport. It forms a comprehensive but accessible reference for all professionals and students interested in roads, road transport and the wide range of disciplines involved with roads. International in scope, it embraces all aspects of urban and rural road technology, drawing on the author's many decades of consulting and operational experience in the financing, planning, design, construction, operation and management of roads in various countries, and is built on a sound theoretical basis. The book begins with coverage of the important procedures involved in the construction of roads, from road planning policies and design considerations to the selection of materials and the building of roads and bridges. It then offers insights into road operating environments that include driver behaviour, traffic flow, lighting and maintenance, and assesses the cost, economics, transport implications and environmental impact of road use.; Presenting the latest actively-used technology, the "Handbook of Road Technology" continues to be an indispensable international resource for students and professionals in transport planning, engineering, operations and economics.
1. Introduction 2. Definitions 3. History of roads 4. The management of roads 5. Road needs 6. Road location 7. Residential streets 8. Pavement materials 9. Water in Pavements 10. Stabilisation 11. Pavement design 12. Bituminous pavements 13. Drainage 14. Pavement performance 15. Bridges 16. Driver behaviour 17. Traffic flow and capacity 18. Speeds 19. Road geometry 20. Intersections 21. Traffic signs 22. Pavement markings 23. Traffic signals 24. Lighting 25. Construction 26. Maintenance 27. Road vehicles 28. Safety 29. Road user costs and charges 30. Road transport 31. Transport planning 32. Environmental factors 33. Peripheral technologies