Geografie 2009, 114, 298-315

Geographical organisation of the transport system in Czechia and its development in the transformation period

Stanislav Kraft1, Michal Vančura2

1Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno, Czechia
2Department of Geography, Pedagogical Faculty, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Jeronýmova 10, 371 15 České Budějovice, Czechia

The article deals with the geographical organization of the Czech transport system and with the changes in the transport hierarchy of settlement centres of Czechia during the transformation period. This paper focuses on long-term development tendencies in the transport hierarchy of settlement centres development, which create the basic framework for further research. It also considers changes of significance and structure in the transport hierarchy of settlement centres between 1990 and 2005 with regard to the trends in the development of the transport sector. The analyses mainly result from the Road transport census and are focused only on changes in the transport system of Czechia at the national level.


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