DOES THE TRANSPORTINFRASTRUCTURE HAVE A STRUCTURAL EFFECT ON ECONOMIC ACTIVITY? A QUANTITATIVE APPROACH ON THE BASIS OF A FOUR DIGIT ZIP CODE

WERKT TRANSPORTINFRASTRUCTURE STRUCTUREREND OP ECONOMISCHE BEDRIJVIGHEID? EEN KWANTITATIEVE BENADERING OP POSTCODENIVEAU

In the framework of the project "Infrastructure and spatial development" of the Projectbureau IVVS a number of different studies have been carried out to get a better understanding of the possible role of infrastructure as a controlling variable for spatial economic policy. Part of the program was dedicated to research of the structuring of the A 1 motorway, an east-west connection through the central region of the Netherlands. In the study the relationship has been investigated, on the basis of a four digit zip code, between indicators of economic activity and the proximity of transportinfrastructure. It is concluded mainly that, although statistically weak, there exists a relationship between infrastructure and spatial economic variables. The conclusion is also valid if a comparison is made between the A 1 area and a control area. The presence of industrial areas has a strong influence on economic activities, both in the A 1 area and the control area. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 871533.

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  • Dutch

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1011-32

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00712298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM