Climate change has the potential to increase the severity and frequency of the damage and disruption inflicted on transport systems by weather. The Resilient Mobility initiative, led by TRL, promotes actions and policy-making to develop robust transport networks, resilient to the future climate and extreme weather events. The creation of resilient transport systems requires carrying out risk assessments, constructing climate resilient road and rail networks, developing policy and action plans, providing training and sharing good practice. The following pages outline the actions involved in creating climate change resilient transport networks and provide a resource portal for the transport industry on adaptation.
Identifying vulnerabilities, assessing risks and implementing cost-effective adaptation actions
Incorporating adaptation into road design, material choices and maintenance activities
Affordable safeguarding - the cost effective development of climate resilient rail networks
Developing adaptation policy and integrating adaptation actions into policy, standards and procedures
Raising awareness, providing guidance, tools and training to engineers and decision-makers
Climate change resilience projects and case studies highlighting good practice in the transport sector