Object structure

Title:

How can we measure spatial accessibility of the territory of Poland?

Subtitle:

Europa 21

Creator:

Komornicki, Tomasz (geografia) ; Rosik, Piotr ; Śleszyński, Przemysław ; Pomianowski, Wojciech

Publisher:

IGiPZ PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Date issued/created:

2010

Description:

29 cm

Subject and Keywords:

multimodal accessibility ; potential ; transport infrastructure ; Poland

Abstract:

Accessibility is widely used term and plays an important role in many scientific fields. It determines the advantage of one location over the other. Although there are different measures and number of studies on accessibility in the world literature, there are relatively few so far in Poland at the national level. The purpose of this article is to present some results of ongoing research that have been carried out at the IGSO PAS in 2007 and 2008. The projects led to development of methods of calculating time accessibility and the multimodal potential accessibility indicator of the area of Poland. The time accessibility is measured by using the isochronic-based and distance-based accessibility measures. The multimodal potential accessibility indicator is meant to be utilized, for evaluating the possible effects of construction and modernization of the transport network that are envisaged in the EU supported operational programs. The measure may be calculated separately for carriage of goods and passengers, the 16 voivodships (provinces of Poland) and four modes of transport (road, railways, inland waterways and air).

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Relation:

Europa XXI

Volume:

21

Start page:

7

End page:

17

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

File size 4,7 MB ; application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

1429-7132 ; 10.7163/Eu21.2010.21.1

Source:

CBGiOŚ. IGiPZ PAN, call nos.: Cz.6406, Cz.6407 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection. Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS

Projects co-financed by:

European Union. European Regional Development Fund ; Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure