Geografie 2011, 116, 317-334

Accessibility of Prague by Roadway Transport from 1920 to 2020

Tomáš Hudeček, Radek Churaň, Jan Kufner

Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Přírodovědecká fakulta, katedra aplikované geoinformatiky a kartografie, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

Received October 2010
Accepted June 2011

This paper analyzes the automobile accessibility of Prague from the Czech territory over a 100-year period: from the creation of independent Czechoslovakia to the planned completion of an arterial network of motorways and high-speed roadways in 2020. Using publications containing information about the evolution of the road network in Czechia, we digitised historical maps and created geo-databases of the road infrastructure. We then produced accessibility models and performed accessibility analyses for four years – 1920, 1960, 2001 and 2020, using ArcGIS 9.3. These were compared and changes in accessibility were identified using cartographic tools.


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