Roads and transportation


The Roads and Transportation society is for engineers with an interest in road and rail design, transport planning and traffic engineering.

The Active Travel Series shares knowledge on the planning, design and delivery of walking and cycling schemes. The free-to-attend webinars are delivered by the National Transport Authority in collaboration with the Engineers Ireland Roads and Transportation Society. Learn more here

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Roads and Transportation in the Engineers Journal

Smart Cities: From plastic pollution to plastic roads

Imagine a road with no asphalt, no concrete, just post-consumer plastic waste – this is possible in the Netherlands.

Irish startup shines a 'smart light' on bicycle safety

It is when cyclists interact with road traffic that danger occurs and an Irish startup is helping to reduce this risk with its Kogii light, which is a feature-rich and innovative device that improves safety by responding and reacting to road and environmental conditions to improve visibility, writes Ken Mitchell.

Big data enables better urban transport networks

Improving public transport can be a very difficult task - but what if cities could tap into big data’s unlimited potential to make better decisions?

The complex history of the US Interstate Highway System

Begun in 1956, the US Interstate Highway System is responsible for today's trucking industry, suburbs, petrol stations, motels and the 'road trip', writes Marcia Wendorf.

Irish Ferries' WB Yeats: Poetry in motion

A modern cruise ferry is a complex package of engineering, comprising of safety systems, structural design, installed power, command and control systems, each of which are significant engineering projects in their own right, writes Derek Byrne.

Stop that car, and plan cities around bikes to make cycling a real option for more women

Cycling is contentious because campaigners demand physical changes to the roads – often at the expense of cars. And roads are political, writes Katja Leyendecker


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