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Marianna Jacyna, Mariusz Wasiak, Piotr Gołębiowski –Model of bicycle traffic in the Warsaw travel household survey 2015
Jacek Malasek – Research priorities and innovations in transport sector
Michał Beim, Andrzej Soczówka – The development of regional cross-border rail connections in Poland
Tomasz Kulpa, Sonia Kulas – Performance of bicycle contraflow lanes within junctions
Urszula Duda – Results of Park and Ride car parks survey in Warsaw
Marianna Jacyna, Mariusz Wasiak, Piotr Gołębiowski
Model of bicycle traffic in the Warsaw travel household survey 2015
Abstract: Bicycle is a mean of transport which is increasingly eager used for the realization of daily travel in heavily urbanized areas. The article describes model of bicycle traffic, which was prepared under the Warsaw Travel Household Survey 2015. We presented guidelines, which have been adopted at the conceptual stage and described model in general as well as its implementation in the environment of PTV VISUM. The network model and demand model has been characterized in detail. The issues of model calibration have been presented. Obtained results are unique on the national scale.
Keywords: model of bicycle traffic, Warsaw Travel Household Survey 2015, trip modeling
Research priorities and innovations in transport sector
Abstract: For wider participation in international research projects we have to concentrate on the issues referring to three main challenges facing Europe and the world. They are: climate change, safety & security and aging of population. More attention should be paid to the smart city idea, V2X connectivity and urban sprawl. Generally speaking, we have to pay more attention on using in transport sector six Key Enabling Technologies (indicated by the European Commission): advanced materials, micro- and nanoelectronics, nanotechnology, photonics, industrial biotechnology and advanced manufacturing. Upgrading of the Polish scientists financial status could increase competitiveness of Polish industry which at present is not innovative enough to compete with Asian as well as European companies. The article concentrates on some innovations in the field of urban eco-mobility (Smart Eco-travel Planner, alternative propulsion vehicles, municipal electric cars sharing systems, cycling promotion, moving sidewalks) for inspiring Polish entrepreneurs and scientists in further improvements and creation of the new products and services.
Keywords: urban eco-mobility, research priorities, innovative technologies
Michał Beim, Andrzej Soczówka
The development of regional cross-border rail connections in Poland
Abstract: The development of regional, cross-border rail connections in Western Europe is an important factor in economic growth and brings a significant contribution to the European integration. Regional railways connecting the neighbouring states not only complement the main transport system of the continent, but stimulate local development of border areas. Since 1989, the begin of socio-economic transition, Poland has experienced many changes in the field of cross-border rail connections. The abolitions of visas for neighbouring countries, the access to common market (the abolition of custom border) and finally accession to the Schengen area has been instrumentally translated into functioning of the rail connections. At present, the real impact have regional and national transport policies as well as efforts of rail companies to acquiring new customers. Still, the potential of railways to operate cross-border connections is underestimated. However, the situation at the borders of countries with large tradition (Germany, the Czech Republic) rail is steadily improving. Significantly, the connection with the Baltic countries, despite the political importance of the project Rail Baltica, does not function well. The article presents changes in the field of regional, cross-border rail connections in the years 1990 – 2016, presenting them with regard to long-distance connections.
Key words: regional railways, cross-border co-operation, European integration
Jan Kempa, Damian Iwanowicz
General evaluation and development concept of passenger information system in the regional transport of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodeship
Abstract: The article presents the assessment and diagnosis of the existing situation, conditions and development concept of the passenger information system in the regional public transport system of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie province. Moreover, the data and findings from interviews with the passengers conducted on the basis of transport questionnaires have been presented in the article. Thanks this the main drawbacks of the present passenger information system and passengers’ expectations and preferences have been found. The data has been used in the presented concept of the information system in the public transport system of the province. The concept has been created within the Public Transport Study of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie province undertaken for the needs of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Public Transport Sustainable Development Plan.
Key words: public transport, passenger information system
Tomasz Kulpa, Sonia Kulas
Performance of bicycle contraflow lanes within junctions
Abstract: Share of bicycle traffic in Polish cities is constantly growing, what can be seen on bicycle roads. Along with increase of bicycle traffic volume, number of accidents and collisions with cyclists is also increasing. Unluckily, majority of them are not registered, causing safety analysis more difficult. Thus it is necessary to use direct measurements to identify potentially dangerous incidents. In this paper analysis of car-bicycle conflicts have been conducted. Three junctions in Krakow with bicycle contraflow lanes passing through have been analyzed . Analysis of results enabled to identify main conflict groups as well as share of conflicts in total cyclists passes through junctions. Based on measurements results changes in traffic organisation scheme have been proposed.
Keywords: bicycle traffic, bicycle infrastructure, traffic organisation scheme
Results of Park and Ride car parks survey in Warsaw
Abstract: The aim of this article is to show results of a survey which was conducted among group of Park and Ride users in Warsaw. The inquiry has been conducted in selected Park and Ride parking lots and its main result is a data base containing information about car parks’ users and their journeys. The data contains f.e. information about source and aim of a journey, motivation of their journey, transport modes used during journeys to and from the city centre and also a frequency of use a selected parking lot in an expedient relation as well as period of use. Significant element of this data base is the information on the reasons of using Park and Ride parking lots and travel behaviors before selected Park and Ride parking lot had been opened. The survey partially confirms a thesis that there are also disadvantages of the Park and Ride operation. This type of data is a crucial element in planning of variants of Park and Ride system expansion nevertheless in Polish literature there is a lack of research data and analysis on the Park and Ride system users.
Key words: park&ride, P+R, parking lot, survey, inquiry