Geographia Polonica (2012) vol. 84, iss. 2

New aspects of European road accessibility

Tóth Géza, Kincses Áron

Geographia Polonica (2012) vol. 84, iss. 2, pp. 33-46 | Full text

The utilisation of accessibility potential models is widespread in geographical studies of transport. A problem emerges, however, when these models are applied in that their inter-pretations and results may result in some difficulties and ambiguity. In order to eliminate this problem, we have developed a method which is convenient for breaking down the accessibility potentials into four univocal elements. This article analyses the features of these factors and the interrelationships of their spatial development patterns by using the example of the EU NUTS3 regions.

Keywords: accessibility potential; regional development, European Union