Accessibility to basic services and markets by transport mode
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Assessment made on 01 Oct 2003
ClassificationTransport (Primary theme)
DPSIR: Driving force
- TERM 015
Policy issue: Ensure balanced accessibility of regions and markets by different modes of transport
Accessibility by road is better than by collective passenger transport, except for connections between city centres. Extensive investments in modern and fast collective transport in rural areas could never achieve the same level of accessibility as by road. In the case of freight transport, carriers favour road transport over inter-modal transport for amongst others its relatively high speed and flexibility. This is an important explanatory factor behind the relatively fast growth of road transport.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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