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Sabina Kęsicka, Joanna Wachnicka – Analysis of the influence of unprotected road users’ behavior on their safety level on pedestrian crossings without traffic lights
Karol Kłosowski – Opinions on the draft transport plans of voivodships by the President of the Office of Rail Transport – current practice
Batorski Miłosz – Applications to support transport system management
Zbigniew Anioł – Railway transport in the Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia and Dąbrowa Basin
Sabina Kęsicka, Joanna Wachnicka
Analysis of the influence of unprotected road users’ behavior on their safety level on pedestrian crossings without traffic lights
Abstract: The article is to identify factors and dependencies which influence to road users behavior in terms of safety level in the pedestrian crossings without traffic lights.
Properly marked crossings is the basic means to facilitate the crossing pedestrian across the road. However, the absolute certainty that pedestrians and cyclists can cross the road in perfect safety may lead to conflicts resulting traffic incidents on pedestrian crossings. The article presents the behavior analysis of the unprotected road users in three selected locations and the identification of problems in a given area. On the basis of a research on the behavior of road users possible concepts of safety improvement have been presented.
Key words: pedestrian crossing, road safety, behavior of road safety, traffic management
Opinions on the draft transport plans of voivodships by the President of the Office of Rail Transport – current practice
Abstract: The article refers to the practical implementation of the powers to deliver an opinion on draft transport plans by the President of the Office of Rail Transport (UTK). The article analyses the legal basis for issuing an opinion on those documents prepared by individual voivodships (regions). Moreover, a review of current transport plans has been carried out and the previous practice of the President of UTK in the area of providing opinions on these plans was presented.
Key words: transport plan, public collective transport, railway transport
Applications to support transport system management
Abstract: Applications supporting transport system management are becoming increasingly popular among companies in the transport industry and their customers (passengers). The computerisation of transport logistics has a positive impact on the reduction of bureaucracy, information accessibility, speeding up the channels of information exchange within the company and, finally, improving the company’s image and customer satisfaction. This article presents applications used in western transport companies. Examples of use, functionality, advantages and disadvantages and implementation of selected applications in a company are presented. The focus is on both good practices, specified in the implementation processes, necessary to achieve real success, and basic human factors affecting the reception of applications. The functionality of selected applications has been assessed in the context of difficulties and potential improvements related to their implementation.
Key words: transport system, transport system management applications, computerisation of transport logistics, implementation of applications
Railway transport in the Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia and Dąbrowa Basin
Abstract: Development of a public transport system which will respond to the needs of approx. 2.3 million inhabitants is one of the most important challenges facing the Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia and Dąbrowa Basin 2 (Metropolis GZM). It is to be based on rail transport, which is characterised by the highest capacity in comparison with other means of public transport. Additionally, it is ecological, which is of great importance for the GZM area where air quality is one of the basic problems. The purpose of this article is to analyse the role of the railway in the transport system of the Metropolis GZM three years after the launch of its operation, the only metropolis in Poland established by law. In the following years, together with the construction of the Metropolitan Train Network, a dynamic development of rail transport in the area is planned.
Key words: railway transport, railway stations, metropolitan train network