Analysis of the Diversity of Regional Development of Road Transport Infrastructure in Poland

Agnieszka Bekisz, Michal Kruszynski
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Issue 2B, 712-723, 2021
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2260


Purpose: The main scientific purpose of the article is to present the results and analyze research on the level of development of road infrastructure in Poland in 2010-2019. Design/Methodology/Approach: The research object was sixteen voivodeships in Poland. The analysis was carried out using quantitative data from 2019 available in the sources of the Central Statistical Office. The linear ordering method was used based on the taxonomic measure of development (TMR) according to Hellwig's concept, which allowed distinguishing the ranking of the development of road transport infrastructure. The main source used to write this article was the available literature on logistic infrastructure and publications on road infrastructure. Thus, they made it possible to draw conclusions. Findings: The first section presents an analysis of the foundations of the theory of transport infrastructure. The second part describes the research methodology and presents the results of the research representing the issues discussed. The analysis result is the presentation of the development of road transport infrastructure in individual voivodeships in terms of the adopted measures. Practical Implications: The article provides an analysis of the road infrastructure and the state of its surface, in Poland. Corrective actions are also presented depending on the parameters used, as well as geostatistical statements with a percentage distribution of the technical status classes of the selected paving parameters. Originality/value: As a result of the research undertaken, using the methods presented in the paper, on the one hand contributed to the enrichment of knowledge on transport infrastructure, on the other, the issues of the technical condition of road infrastructure in Poland were identified.

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