Road accessibility in border regions

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Date : 21/01/2019

Cross-border interactions within the European Union (EU) still face more obstacles than interactions within national borders. Road accessibility might be only one of these obstacles, but adequate transport infrastructure is necessary to provide access to opportunities. To help improve cross- border cooperation, we assess road transport infrastructure in border regions. We estimate network efficiency, an accessibility measure suitable for focusing on network characteristics, in great spatial detail for all border regions in the EU. As a result, we are able to rank border areas according to the efficiency of their network, spot areas in need of infrastructure and infer the reasons for poor network performance.

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