Research on the availability of public transport in the Piła subregion Cover Image

Badania dostępności publicznego transportu zbiorowego w podregionie pilskim
Research on the availability of public transport in the Piła subregion

Author(s): Michał Beim, Angelika Błażeczek, Agnieszka Dąbrowska, Paulina Dębiak, Anna Olczyk
Subject(s): Regional Geography, Rural and urban sociology, Transport / Logistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: accessibility; public transport; regional transport;

Summary/Abstract: The main purpose of the paper is to examine the accessibility level of public transport in the Piła subregion. The research was conducted from a passenger perspective – by analyzing publicly available information about timetables. The studies were conducted for each village or town in the database of the State Register of Geographical Names. Thanks this approach was possible to describe a certain level of services for each settlement and calculate the percentage of people not having any access to public transport. Tariff issues regarding offers as well as availability of information on services were also analyzed. Research results show that on school days there are 22% of residents in the subregion without bus or rail connections. The problem, however, increases dramatically on business days during school holidays (44%) and on Saturdays (60%) and Sundays (63%). The issue of rail accessibility is different. Although more than half of the region’s inhabitants do not have access to services, the offer is more attractive in terms of timetable stability on all days of the year, as well as the tariff system. The advantage of rail is also good access to information about the timetable.

  • Issue Year: 22/2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 95-118
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Polish