Surface Platforms For Public Transport New Perspectives: the Case of Cement Concrete

Paper by CHRISTORY CLUZAUD MALOD from ISCR 9th 2004 Instanbul Turkey

As a result of Urban Travel Plans implemented in major cities, public transport is being favoured as a convenient means of travel and mobility by all. Platforms (road- and trackbeds) designed for public transport must offer quality from the technical standpoint in order to handle channelled loads or the insertion of rails, as well as from the aesthetic viewpoint, and we are witnessing increasingly accentuated policies aimed at environmental integration of transport infrastructures around main municipal sites. The specific problems of bus lanes, pneumatic-tyred tramways and rail tramways are identified. Also looked into are the new and innovative designs involving cement concrete and corresponding to possible answers without any limitation on or exclusive use of this material.

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