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Tag Archives: winter road maintenance
Business ecosystem of vehicular road condition information
In the WiRMa- (Industrial Internet Applications in Winter Road Maintenance) project, new vehicular road condition data observation methods are tested and studied. Such novel innovations and services require working business models and commitment of the business actors. A recent master’s thesis...
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Sweep-salting in Karlstad: Challenges and opportunities
The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) has analysed the conceivable advantages and disadvantages of sweep-salting bicycle paths in Karlstad, a seaside town in Sweden with an estimated 90,000 inhabitants. The town’s location and climate make sweep-salting a good method...
Posted in Maintenance, Policy and Planning Tagged bicycle paths, bicycles, sweep-salting, winter, winter road maintenance Comments Off on Sweep-salting in Karlstad: Challenges and opportunities
Research Moving Forward into Skid-free Pedestrian and Bicycle Paths
Many initiatives are currently underway around Sweden intended to make it safer to move around outdoors in winter and increase the proportion of trips by bicycle or on foot. However, nearly all our knowledge of winter road maintenance derives from the maintenance of airports and vehicle roads in...
Posted in Infrastructure, Maintenance Tagged bicycle paths, skid free, winter road maintenance Comments Off on Research Moving Forward into Skid-free Pedestrian and Bicycle Paths