DATASET

Cross-border road transport infrastructure in the European Union

Collection: TEM : Transport Economics and Modelling 

Description

Data and indicators concerning border regions within the EU. 1km by 1km grid at a distance below 75 km from land borders. Results used in the 2017 Cohesion report by DG REGIO.

Contact

Email
panayotis.christidis (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

Christodoulou, Aris; Christidis, Panayotis (2017): Cross-border road transport infrastructure in the European Union. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-tem-br1

Keywords

border accessibility efficiency region infrastructure network transport

Data access

Cross-border road transport infrastructure in the European Union
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Publications

Publication
Drivers of changes in Spanish accessibility for the 1960–2010 period
Condeco Melhorado, A., Zofio, J. and Christidis, P., Drivers of changes in Spanish accessibility for the 1960–2010 period, EUROPEAN TRANSPORT RESEARCH REVIEW, ISSN 1867-0717, 9 (19), 2017, JRC98005.
  • SPRINGER HEIDELBERG, HEIDELBERG, GERMANY
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  • Abstract

    Purpose The accessibility of a certain place can evolve either as the direct result of transport changes or as a consequence of the spatial redistribution of economic activities. These two factors are often indistinguishable—especially at regional level—since improved infrastructure stimulates relocation of activities. Moreover, infrastructure investment choices tend to follow population and economic activity patterns, distorting the cause and effect relationship between infrastructure and accessibility even further. The methodology and results presented here decompose the impact of both factors in terms of accessibility using Spanish data between 1960 and 2010. During this period, Spain experienced profound changes in transport infrastructure and economic activity.

    Methods We use the potential accessibility indicator and resort to index number theory to disentangle the contribution of transport infrastructure from that of land-use changes. Detailed historical data on road infrastructure and population is used to represent the transport and land-use components of accessibility.

    Results Our results show that changes in transport infrastructure had a relevant impact on accessibility, as expected, but changes in the spatial distribution of population had an even greater effect. This outcome may be used as an argument for sustainable accessibility, a concept that advocates integration of transport and land use planning.

Geographic areas

European Union

Temporal coverage

From date To date
2015-01-01 2015-01-01

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2018-12-14
Modified date
2018-12-20
Issued date
2017-12-18
Landing page
https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/ZDSMAE 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Science and technology, Transport
Update frequency
irregular
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-tem-br1
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