Piotr Rosik

Articles

Monitoring of changes in road potential accessibility at municipality level in Poland, 1995-2015

Piotr Rosik, Marcin Stępniak

Geographia Polonica (2015) vol. 88, iss. 4, pp. 607-620 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0037

Further information

Abstract:

The main objective of this article is to show the effects of changes in road accessibility in Poland at municipality level over the long term of 20 years (1995-2015). The methodological basis is the potential accessibility indicator. A multi-criterion analysis of accessibility dimensions has been prepared and the international level has been included, with destinations located across the whole European continent. One of the main conclusions is that, during the years 1995-2015, regional disparities to the level of accessibility increased. Improvements in accessibility were found to be distributed across the country unevenly, with regions located in central and southern Poland identified as the greatest beneficiaries. The results can be seen to represent scientific background for transport policy priorities in Poland.

Keywords: potential accessibility, roads, evaluation, Poland

Piotr Rosik [rosik@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland
Marcin Stępniak [stepniak@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland