The role of city public transport in creating the mobility of its residents

  • Henryk Komsta Lublin University of Technology
  • Paweł Droździel Lublin University of Technology
  • Marek Opielak Lublin University of Technology
Keywords: mobility of urban residents, public transport, rankings


The article discusses the place and role of public transport in creating the mobility of city dwellers. Attention has been paid to the fact of underestimating the role of public transport in many rankings in the urban mobility. Indicators used in the rankings to a small extent related to the assessment of the quality of operation of public transport from the passenger-user position. There is no such as availability and location of the stops or degree of facilitation of travel by the elderly or the limited efficiency.


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