Transport accessibility of Warsaw: a case study

Albina Móscicka (Corresponding author), Krzysztof Pokonieczny, Anna Wilbik, Jakub Wabínski

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In this study, we detected which means of transportation is beneficial from a travel time perspective in specific districts ofWarsaw, Poland. To achieve this goal, we proposed a framework to perform a spatial analysis to describe the as-is situation in the city (the state that the situation is in at the present time). The framework contains the following elements: attractiveness analysis, travel time and speed analysis, and potential accessibility analysis. The relationship between the averaged nominal travel speed and the number of residents was also investigated. We used data from a journey planner, as well as land use and population statistics, and employed descriptive analytics. The results are presented as maps of travel times, travel speed, and potential accessibility, as well as scatter plots of dependencies between travel speed and number of residents. Unfortunately, public transportation ranks behind car and bike transport in terms of travel time, speed, and potential accessibility. The largest positive influence on effectiveness of traveling by public transportation is the metro and railway system; also, bikes can perfectly complement the public transportation system. The obtained results can be used to indicate directions of changes in the transportation system of Warsaw.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5536
Number of pages21
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019


  • Means of transport
  • Potential accessibility
  • Spatial analysis
  • Warsaw transportation system


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