The adaptable road
Fully adaptable to changes in demand:
The adaptable road will be based on a pre-fabricated/modular system that can gradually be implemented across Europe’s motorway, rural and urban road networks. It will adapt to increasing travel volumes and to changes in demand for public transport, cycling and walking. It will power vehicles, harvest solar energy, measure its own performance and even repair itself.
The adaptable road focuses on ways to allow the road operator to respond in a flexible manner to changes in the road users’ demands and constraints as they are defined in the service level agreements with the road owner. Innovation themes will address quick and cost-effective road design, construction and (year-round) maintenance as well as minimising the local and global environmental impact of road operations and management.