The availability and functionality of transport routes is essential for social participation, the maintenance of supply and disposal and further economic development. This is particularly true against the background of our globalised society. For this reason, transport routes are among the so-called critical infrastructures. Their protection is given the highest priority by the Federal Government and the European Commission.
At the same time, natural or man-made threats that can lead to the (partial) failure of transport routes due to their vulnerability are increasing in importance. These include, for example, threats from extreme weather events favoured by climate change and threats from terrorism.
In order to protect our transport routes from these dangers, it is necessary to increase their resilience. Resilient transport routes are prepared for hazards and can ward them off, cope with them, recover from them as quickly as possible and adapt to them ever more successfully.