A Comparison of European Accessibility Studies
During most of the 20th century the main attention of national governments in infrastructure policy was focused on the — further — extension of the national infrastructure networks to improve the internal accessibility. However, the opening of the European market and the incentives given by the European Commission to construct ‘Trans European Networks’ has led to a recent emphasis on international infrastructure networks. To create a competitive market all major urban regions must have good access to this common European market, so they will all be connected to highway networks, highspeed rail networks and so on. Considering the resulting maps made by the European Commission, Europe will be covered by a dense pattern of infrastructure networks. What would be the effects of such an investment policy on the accessibility of European cities?
KeywordsAccessibility Measure Rail Network Accessibility Score Rail Traffic Ruhr Area
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