Public transport accessibility in Malopolska cities

Transport accessibility is an important spatial organization element, influencing a lot of spheres from standard of living to broadly-based investment attraction.  Due to the growth of social mobility the transport accessibility has become prior element  of regional policy.

Report presents transport accessibility of chosen cities in  Malopolska plus the amount of people living in isochrones: 0-30, 31-60, 60-90 and 90-120 minutes from Krakow, Tarnow, Nowy Sacz, Nowy Targ, Oswiecim and Chrzanow. Current level of accessibility and forecast for years 2020-2023 have been included.

Author points out few principal conclusions as a result of analysis: a significant difference exists between studied cities; between 2016-2020 and 2020-2023 some infrastructural investments are planned, which would influence enhance of public transport of Malopolska.

The most accessible are Krakow (because of its location) and cities of western part of the region, which are close to densely populated Slask (Silesia).

Time accessibility is improved by big projects – frequently financed and managed at central level: highways and railways modernization. Such investments reduce travel time and gather new burghs into isochrones of lower values.

Importance of railway has been emphasized in the report, especially from the point of view of public transport. The railway is a key element of any strategic development. It ought to be a basis for functioning of public transport.

Road accessibilty of Krakow in 2016

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