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Adrian Noworolnik – Efficiency of ticket distribution channels issued by the Metropolitan Transport Authority in Katowice
Adam Machelski – Identification of prohibited drivers’ behaviors on the dedicated bus lanes in Poznań
Zbigniew Anioł – Analysis of the passenger potential of railway stations and stops in the Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia and Dąbrowa Basin area
Magdalena Skiba – Overview of balancing urban transport
Efficiency of ticket distribution channels issued by the Metropolitan Transport Authority in Katowice
Abstract: The article presents an analysis of the effectiveness of various channels of ticket distribution from the offer of the Metropolitan Transport Authority (ZTM), which is the organizer of public transport in the GZM area (Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia and Dąbrowa Basin area). In the first part, the ticket sales network issued by ZTM is characterized. Then it is compared with the sales network of the biggest public transport organizers in Poland. The next part analyses the share of particular ticket types and distribution channels in the overall sales structure of ZTM. The article ends with an analysis of changes in passengers’ ticket purchasing behavior due to the ongoing epidemic in Poland and related sanitary and epidemiological restrictions.
Key words: distribution channels, tariff, public transport, sales network, passenger travel behaviour
Identification of prohibited drivers’ behaviors on the dedicated bus lanes in Poznań
Abstract: The aim of this study is to analyze the extent of the problem of prohibited behaviors of motor vehicles drivers on the dedicated bus lanes. As part of the research subject, pilot measurements of road traffic intensity in cross-sections of streets with bus lanes in Poznań have been carried out. Four locations in the city were selected for the experiment, in which the results were recorded during the morning and afternoon peak hours. The results of this study may provide a basis for the traffic management authority in the implementation of solutions to reduce conditions for drivers to their prohibited behavior.
Key words: urban transport, traffic priorities, dedicated bus lanes
Analysis of the passenger potential of railway stations and stops in the Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia and Dąbrowa Basin area
Abstract: The metropolitan area of Upper Silesia and Dąbrowa Bassin (GZM) thanks to its high population density and extensive rail network, offers favourable conditions for the development of rail transport. The article presents the characteristics of railway transport in the Upper Silesia and Dąbrowa Bassin Metropolis. Attention was paid to the passenger railway infrastructure, analysing the benefits arising from the location of railway stations and stops, as well as pedestrian accessibility and passenger potential of railway stations and stops. Railway connections subsidised from the GZM budget were identified. An analysis was also carried out of the use of the passenger potential of existing railway stations and stops in the GZM. According to the data analysed, access to rail connections is highly diversified. It is highest in the largest cities, but at the same time there is a wide range of stations and stops of low passenger potential.
Key words: railway transport, railway stations and stops, Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia and Dąbrowa Basin
Overview of balancing urban transport
Abstract: The growing problem of urban sprawl, affecting mainly large cities, is becoming more and more noticeable not only in Poland but also globally. This process is a major cause of traffic congestion, i.e. urban crowding, and thus causes more and more difficulties for its users. Urban sprawl makes living in the city and moving around in it burdensome, driving even more to escape from the city, which in turn causes further urban sprawl processes. The article presents measures of balancing urban transport. They are categorized as disincentives – resulting in abandoning the use of passenger cars and ways to improve the use of public transport. Response methods in the area of urban transport in Wrocław have been analyzed, and in some cases compared with actions taken in other cities.
Key words: urban sprawl, exurbanization, suburbanization, traffic congestion, sustainable mobility