Accessibility and transport infrastructure improvement assessment: the role of borders and multilateral resistance

Salas Olmedo, María Henar and García Alonso, Patricia and Gutiérrez Puebla, Javier (2015). Accessibility and transport infrastructure improvement assessment: the role of borders and multilateral resistance. "Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice", v. 82 ; pp. 110-129. ISSN 0965-8564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2015.09.009.

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Title: Accessibility and transport infrastructure improvement assessment: the role of borders and multilateral resistance
Author/s:
  • Salas Olmedo, María Henar
  • García Alonso, Patricia
  • Gutiérrez Puebla, Javier
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
Date: December 2015
ISSN: 0965-8564
Volume: 82
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Accessibility; Transport infrastructure impacts; Border effect; Spatial Multilateral Resistance European Union
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The market potential indicator is a commonly used tool in transport planning for evaluating the potential economic effects derived from improvements in transport infrastructures. The general assumption is that exports from a given region will rise with increased accessibility, thus benefiting economic activities. However, the specification of the market potential model is typically very simple and ignores both the impact of competing rivals and the role of international borders, which leads to unrealistic results. Spatial interaction models on bilateral trade have already proved that international trade is affected by multilateral resistance, borders, adjacency, language or currency. Nevertheless, apart from some recent analyses that simply calibrate the distance decay parameter from trade datasets, these variables have hardly been integrated into research on market potential. This paper sets out to demonstrate that more realistic results are obtained by calibrating the distance-decay parameter and introducing the impact of competing rivals and border effects into the market potential formulation. The proposed model is then applied to the assessment of the accessibility impacts of new road transport infrastructure in the European Union between 2001 and 2012, which shows that the greatest improvements in accessibility were experienced by peripheral countries with high road infrastructure investment.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTRA2011-27095SPILL-TRANSJavier Gutiérrez PueblaEfectos spillover de las infraestructuras de transporte

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Item ID: 43868
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/43868/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:43868
DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2015.09.009
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965856415002426
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 08 May 2017 12:56
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2018 23:30
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