Presentation on theme: "Parallel Workshop Session: Workshop 2.1 Accessibility Patterns, Transport Infrastructure ESPON Internal Seminar 2012 Territorial Development Opportunities."— Presentation transcript:
Parallel Workshop Session: Workshop 2.1 Accessibility Patterns, Transport Infrastructure ESPON Internal Seminar 2012 Territorial Development Opportunities in Europe and its Neighbourhood to Foster Global Competitiveness
Workshop 2.1 – key questions for ESPON projects 2 1.What are the main territorial trends or observations from your project - for Europe, its regions and cities - in relation to access to services and resources, ICT, accessibility patterns?.
TRACC set of accessibility indicators Spatial Context Basic characteristics Generic type of accessibility indicator Travel costCumulated opportunities Potential GlobalTravel Access to global cities Global travel connectivity Global potential accessibility travel Freight Access to global freight hubs Global freight connectivity Global potential accessibility freight EuropeTravel (traditional) Access to top ten MEGAs European daily accessibility travel European potential accessibility travel Travel (new) Travel speedUrban connectivityEuropean potential acc. intermodal travel Freight Access to nearest maritime ports European daily accessibility freight European potential accessibility freight RegionalTravel (Europe-wide) Access to high-level transport infrastructure Availability of urban functions National potential accessibility travell Freight (Europe-wide) Access to freight terminals Availability of freight terminals National potential accessibility freight Travel (case studies, tradit.) Access to regional centres Daily accessibility of jobs Regional potential accessibility Travel (case studies, to SIG) Access to health care facilities Availability of secondary schools Potential accessibility to basic health care
Reduction of travel costs, reduction of barriers and stronger economies in neighborhoods Shifts in accessibility pattern Rising importance of peripheral regions in Europe and in neighborhood countries Rising importance of transport hubs (in particular maritime hubs) in some European areas and in some neighborhood countries Question 2: Influence on territorial development (TRACC) 7
Changing patterns of locational advantages in terms of accessibility Opportunities: potentials for peripheral regions potentials for intermodal hubs new gateway cities and regions Challenges: increased transport volumes negative environmental effects some focus on road transport risk of economic tunnel effects Question 3: opportunities and challenges (TRACC) 8