ISSUE: 2/2017

  • Volume 82
  • Number 2
  • 2017


Studia Europejskie –
Studies in European Affairs

ISSN: 1428-149X
e-ISSN: 2719-3780

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Trans-European Transport Corridors as an Element of Poland’s Land Use


The aim of the article is to analyze how selected elements of trans-European corridor network are consistent with land use within the boundaries of Poland. The Baltic–Adriatic and Baltic-North Sea corridors comprise both roads and rail lines. In the case of rail the only points which may be included in the traffic are stops, stations or handling points of different kinds. Also the analysis of accessibility to the road network is single-point in character as corridors function on the basis of the highest category roads (motorways and expressways), which are connected with the road network surrounding them only in nodes with slip-roads. This is
why analyses of accessibility to the trans-European network are based in this research on analysis of accessibility of points. Cumulative accessibility is the main research method which finds its specifi cation in the subsequent part of this work. Thanks to it it was possible to specify the level of adjustment of corridor routes and their point infrastructure elements to the elements of land development of Poland’s space, including its settlement network, distribution of demographic potential or economic activity. Research was conducted for several variants of movement: foot travel, journeys on the road and rail network as well as the multimodal network representing different confi gurations of the aforementioned transport modes, both for passenger and goods transport. The article presents the situation as of August 2016.


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Language: English

Pages: 195-221

How to Cite:


Wiśniewski, S. (2017) "Trans-European Transport Corridors as an Element of Poland’s Land Use". Studia Europejskie – Studies in European Affairs, 2/2017, pp. 195-221.