Preparations for the Future—The European Highway Community

by Hans Sandebring, Swedish Road & Traffic Research, Inst, Sweden,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering 21st Century Highways


The need for infrastructural capacity in the future in Europe has been investigated by the European Conference of Ministers of Transport - ECMT. The principal traffic considered was international freight transport between ECMT member countries. This paper presents the state of international traffic in Europe; discusses possible development of freight transport; growth in car ownership and use; changing patterns of urban travel; future traffic management and infrastructure investments.

Subject Headings: Freight transportation | Highways and roads | Traffic analysis | Traffic capacity | Traffic flow | Rail transportation | Automobiles | Travel patterns | Europe

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