Geographia Polonica (2014) vol. 87, iss. 1

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Transport- and settlement-related time efficiency of road journeys taken in Poland

Przemysław Śleszyński

Geographia Polonica (2014) vol. 87, iss. 1, pp. 157-160
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.2014.10

Abstract

Presented here with reference to Poland is a new method by which to assess the efficiency of a country’s transport network in relation to its settlement network. The work described proceeds on the assumption that efficiency is greatest where connections by road for private cars take the shortest route in a straight line, without restrictions or limitations in the course of the journey made. Real barriers and limitations arising from bends and speed limits reduce traffic speeds, thereby limiting the efficiency in transport-related and settlement terms.

Keywords: efficiency, effectiveness, spatial accessibility, transport network, settlement network, travel time, Google Map, Poland

Przemysław Śleszyński [psleszyn@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland