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By P. Nijkamp (auth.), Professor Dr. Harry Coccossis, Professor Dr. Peter Nijkamp (eds.)

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ISBN-13: 9783642798276

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As eu nations pursue a standard attempt in the direction of constructing a eu Union, quite a few remoted -and hence deprived -regions are inclined to face expanding aggressive pressures as a result of their peripheral place. to aid such parts, neighborhood, nationwide and supranational our bodies placed a lot attempt into constructing delivery and communique networks and linkages with a view to make sure that such much less favoured parts are larger built-in within the broader ecu social and monetary improvement technique. This publication addresses the problem of lagging improvement in a variety of -mainly important and southern - eu areas that are in a disadvantageous place due to their remoted 10cation.··The persisting difficulties of social and financial improvement in different eu Union parts (e.g. islands, mountains, border components) has grew to become the eye of policy-makers to "the serious significance of delivery and (tele)communication linkages. the aim of the publication is to convey into standpoint the position of shipping and communications in local coverage for peripheral components. This topic is at present of excessive precedence, because the ecu Union in the course of the Structural cash interventions (i.e. the group aid Frameworks) and the recent unity Fund is based seriously on shipping and communique infrastructure investments to help components that are at a drawback as a result of their peripheral position and isolation. in addition, because the Union considers expansion, a few of these concerns should be of huge eu interest.

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The analysis of interconnectivity may shed new light on the degree of isolation of peripheral areas and also suggest new ways of policy-making concerning the alleviation of peripherality. Such policies should not only refer to the hardware of connections, but also to regulatory regimes, organizational arrangements, intermodality strategies and technological advances for network infrastructures. These examples are sufficient to illustrate that the concept of interconnectivity is not only relevant from the viewpoint of transport policies, but also quite interesting from a scientific point of view.

The increasing wealth of the core metropolitan regions has created both the conditions in which a high-speed network can be afforded and the need for it to continue to support the level of economic interchange. However, it is also necessary to avoid this success stifling itself in increased congestion. For the peripheral regions the key may be not to look to high-speed rail as a solution. It is certainly likely to be less relevant to situations where levels of flow are much lower. Even where there is a case for extending the high-speed rail network into more peripheral regions, the critical determinant will be access to the network.

However, when users of smaller airports achieve a better coordination of flights their actual average may be lower. A similar approach can be followed when one wants to study the interconnectivity of two transport systems in a region, for example between the railway and bus system. For each railway station one can compute the average waiting time for people changing from bus to train or vice versa. Aggregation across all railway stations in the region leads to an average value for the region as a whole.

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