China to Spain road link

…. or rather, something a little bit longer. Following the last post on a China to Spain railway link, the UK’s Daily Mail today reports here on plans for a road linking Britain to the USA, crossing western Europe, Russia and China. In fact, it looks like the idea was raised in 2014, according to an article (here) in the World Public Forum website, which says that:

“On March 11th (2014) in Moscow Dr. Vladimir Yakunin, president of the Russian Railways, with the decisive support of the prestigious Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), proposed a project of large infrastructure investments known as “Trans-Eurasian Belt Razvitie.” This Russian word means development”

And that

It is a mega project, which during the years could require investments for several hundred billions of euro, to connect with modern infrastructure the Russian cost at the Pacific Ocean with the European countries till the Atlantic Ocean. As part of the corridor-belt, besides the railway and road transportations, there are also continental connections with gas, oil, water, electricity and communication pipelines.


With so many plans for Eurasian transport links, it would be interesting to know if there is an internationally accessible transport / land-use / GIS model to study them in detail.


About roadnotes

Robert Bartlett is an international consultant with over 30 years of professional experience as a highway and traffic engineer with leading companies and organisations in several countries, including Germany, China (Hong Kong), Qatar and the UK. Specialised in urban studies, transport and the use of GIS, research has included new ideas on subjects such as the study of social justice using GIS, the dimensions of vehicles, and comparative geometrics (highways and transport).
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