Designing a road means responding to one or more needs for mobility. A good project aims to understand these needs, sizing the infrastructure based on the traffic flows, and identifying the best design solutions to ensure the safety of users.
Building a new road also means making a radical change in the territory that will host it and face significant economic and social investments. A good design should ensure the durability of the works, and aim to reduce construction and maintenance costs.
Designing a road network is not equivalent to simply drawing a path on a map; it means inserting a new object in the territory, studying the interactions with the environment, the landscape, the urban settlements.
NET envisages a road as a complex system, which uses the latest technology to setup and maintain a constant dialogue between the infrastructure, its vehicles and users; a system that allows the monitoring of traffic flows and accidents, in order to optimise the response capabilities of the infrastructure’s managing authority; a system in which the infrastructure is able to produce energy and value.