Title: A Drive Time-Based Definition of Cross-Border Regions and Analysis of Population Trends
Authors: KAVALOV BOYANKUCAS ANDRIUSBATISTA E SILVA FILIPEKOMPIL MERTAURAMBOUT JEAN PHILIPPELAVALLE CARLO
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2019
JRC N°: JRC116859
ISBN: 978-92-76-11300-3 (online)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 29859 EN
OP KJ-NA-29859-EN-N (online)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC116859
DOI: 10.2760/86464
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This study aims to add technical insights to the debate about overcoming the cross-border obstacles to growth and jobs in the EU internal border regions. It proposes new border geography by defining distinct drive time zones (30, 30-60, 60-90, 90+ minutes) to terrestrial paved border crossing points. The drive time zones are delineated by applying network analysis algorithms to the TomTom Multinet (2017) road network data, based on governing speed limits for passenger cars and assuming free-flow i.e. without congestions and/or border crossing delays. Paved bridges and river ferries are also included. At the next stage, the study looks at the population changes during the period 2001-2011 in the adjacent to the borders "30 minutes" drive time zones and compares these changes with the respective country population trends . The analysis encompasses thirty one couples of EU border areas and three complex border regions, where more than two EU border areas are included. The analysis is executed in the context of the Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies (KCTP) of the European Commission.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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