Geografie 2020, 125, 211-241

Changes in travel time and the load of road network, depending on the diversification of working hours: case study the Łódź Voivodeship, Poland

Marta Borowska-StefańskaID, Michał KowalskiID, Szymon WiśniewskiID

University of Lodz, Faculty of Geographical Sciences, Institute of the Built Environment and Spatial Policy, Lodz, Poland

Received August 2018
Accepted January 2020

This article has two major goals – a methodological and a research one. The former is the development of a method enabling the prediction of the load of the road network, while the latter focuses on determining the influence commuting has on the load of the road network and changes in travel time within the Łódź Voivodeship. For the purposes of this study proprietary we used software based on a greedy algorithm. The applied method in combination with the proprietary software returns good results when directions of traffic flows are under scrutiny. The assumptions made herein do simplify reality, a simplification which stems from the quality of the available data and the calculating capacity of computers. On the other hand, the research goal has only been partially reached with regard to the method applied in the article.


The ongoing development of the software discussed in the article is financed in the framework of the project No. 2018/29/B/HS4/01020 conducted under the auspices of the Polish National Science Centre.


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