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The Egnatia Motorway – a chance for Northern Greece to catch up?, Stefano Panebianco & Carsten Schurmann, paper presented at the 42nd Congress of the European Regionanl Science Asociation (ERSA), Dortmund, 27-31 August 2002. (1,37 ΜΒ)

The Impact of European Transport Infrastructure on Peripherality, Stefano Panebianco / IRPUD / University of Dortmund, Egnatia Odos A.E. Conference on Transport Development and Regional Development, Thessaloniki, 05 October 2001 (640 ΚΒ)

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SYSTEM OF INDICATORS FOR ASSESSING SPATIAL IMPACTS

The Observatory bases the long-term recording, monitoring, and study of spatial impacts of the Egnatia Motorway on a system of indicators, by applying scientifically documented specifications, methods, and analysis tools used in current European practice. The system of indicators of the Observatory is in full compliance with the efforts to assess the impacts of Trans-European Networks on the development and cohesion of the European Area. This system is not static – it undergoes a constant review and is being adapted to new conditions, requirements, and scientific developments.

The system of indicators comprises aprox. 40-50 indicators. These indicators provide a picture of the status of development, societal, environmental, and transport characteristics of the areas affected by the Egnatia mainline and vertical axes. For operational reasons and in correspondence with the categories of impacts of a road axis, the indicators are classified in three large groups: socio-economic, environmental, and transportation indicators.

Code 
SET01
Benefited population
SET02
Market size (GDP)
SET03
Work force
SET04
Growth and prosperity level (GDP per head)
SET05
Unemployment rate
SET06
Accessibility of transport modes
SET07
Accessibility of industrial areas
SET08
Accessibility of sites of cultural & tourist interest
SET09
Population change
SET10
Urban population changes
SET11
Hierarchy of urban centres
SET12
Population density
SET13
Composition of production by industry sector (GVA)
SET14
Composition of employment by industry sector
SET15
Foreign trade
SET16
Urban landuse changes
SET17
Industrial and commercial landuse changes
SET18
Real estate changes
SET19
Business location
SET20
Entrepreneurship
Code
ENV01
Population exposed to traffic noise
ENV02
Air pollution
ENV03
Cohesion-fragmentation of settlements
ENV04
Tunnel air quality
ENV05
Landscape restoration
ENV06
Fragmentation of natural areas
ENV07
Land use changes
ENV08
Proximity to protected areas
ENV09
Crossings with surface waters
Code 
TRA01
Traffic volume (AADT)
TRA02
Traffic composition
TRA03
Person Movements
TRA04
Travel-time
TRA05
Time-distance 
TRA06
Freight (transport of goods)
TRA07
Annual Vehicle kilometres 
TRA08
Road safety
TRA09
Level of service
TRA10
Road network density
TRA11
Traffic volume on National Road
TRA12
Trans-border movements
TRA13
Intermodal transport
TRA14
Characteristics of Vehicle Movements
TRA15
Passenger Journeys by alternative transport modes

For each indicator the following are drafted: (a) The Technical Bulletin providing the scientific and technical – methodological specification for calculating the indicator. (b) The Calculation Bulletin describing each step of the calculation and monitoring method. (c) The Results Bulletin, presenting the processed results and the long-term and geographical evolution of each indicator.

The combined assessment and evaluation of indicator results is carried out around four basic parameters related to the main objective of the EU policy: (1) mobility and accessibility, (2) economic and social cohesion, (3) balance and networking of settlements, and (4) quality of environment.

In addition, every indicator uses specific field-related standards of implementation, which are the zones of impact of the Egnatia Motorway. The zone of impact of a transport axis of the scope and importance of the Egnatia Motorway constitutes a dynamic system that becomes itself the outcome of the type and of the chronological span of every one of these impacts. Taking into joint consideration the theoretical background of the existing regional and spatial planning system and the applied methodology and practice, five zones of influence were established. These were determined as follows: first, the zone of the axis itself to a depth of 500-1,000 metres; second, the widest geographical area of the prefectures and regions which are traversed both by the axis of the Egnatia Motorway and by its vertical axes; and third the widest area in the Greek and Balkans territory which is affected as a result of the changes brought about by the axis and its vertical tributaries to the organization of the transport system as a whole.

ZONE I

 

Axis Zone

500-1.000 on either side of the axis

ZONE II

Zone of transit of the axis

Prefectures crossed by the axis (11 prefectures)

ZONE III

Zone of transit of the transversal tributary axes

Prefectures crossed by the transversal axes (13 Prefectures)

ZONE IV

Zone constituted by the Regions

Combination of Zones II and III (5 Regions)

ZONE V

Wider zone of impact of the Egnatia Odos system

Wider region of the Greek and Balkans territory

ZONE V-A

Zone of impact on Greek territory

Central and Western Greece , Attica , Northern Aegean Region and Ionian Islands

ZONE V-B

Cross-border zones of impact

As far as the capital cities of the countries of South-Eastern Europe sharing cross-border zones

WIDER/GREATER REGIONAL ZONE

European zone of impact

Running of the Egnatia Odos system as a portion of the Trans-European networks (TENs-T) and of the Pan-European Roads.

Taking a macroscopic perspective of the basic impact of the Egnatia Motorway and keeping in mind the fact that the development and land-planning projections are made on the basis of programmes on the Regional level, the key area on which the research on the evolution of the indicator measurements monitored by the Observatory focuses is Zone IV, that is, the Zone comprising the five Regions traversed by the Egnatia Motorway and its vertical axes: Western Macedonia and Thrace, Central Macedonia, Eastern Macedonia, Epirus and Thessaly. Zone IV is formed by Zones I, II, and III: these are the zones corresponding to the distance up to 1000 metres from the axis, the Prefectures crossed by axis, and the Prefectures crossed by the vertical axes, respectively. A number of indicators focus on Zones I, II and III, depending on the subject of the monitoring and on the geographical span involved.

 

 

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m New factsheets (.pdf)
Accessibility of transport modes
m Population change
m Urban population
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Urban centres
m Population density
Gross Value Added (GVA) per NUTS2-3 and production sector

Transport indicators Tables, 2012/13 >>

Results factsheet 2011: Accessibility, capacity and traffic of other transport modes (.pdf, 400 KB)

Time-distances between main cities in Norther Greece, before and after the Egnatia motorway (.pdf, 330 KB)

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TRA08: 2000-2010 ROAD SAFETY INDICES

Presentation: monitoring the spatial impacts of egnatia motorway, Jan. 2012 (.pdf, 7,4 MB)

"Trans-border movements in Northern Greece: seeking for spatial interactions" (.pdf, 4 MB), paper presented at THE 2010 EUROPEAN CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR BORDERLANDS STUDIES - ΤHE MULTIFACETED ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL GEOGRAPHIES OF INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL EU BORDERS, Veria, GR, 23-25 September 2010.

Report: AN ASSESSMENT OF EGNATIA MOTORWAY’S IMPACT ON POLYCENTRIC SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT (.pdf, 1.2MB)

Traffic volumes (AADT) 2010 (.pdf, 1.3 MB)

"Spatial Impact Observatory of the Egnatia Motorway", presented in South Eastern Mediterranean Spatial Observatory Network, (ESPON) final seminar, 11/04/2008, Thessaloniki. (.pdf, 4,7 MB)

PILOT STUDY OF LAND USE AND LAND VALUE CHANGES IN 3 SELECTED URBAN AREAS IN THE DIRECT IMPACT ZONE OF EGNATIA MOTORWAY - SUMMARY OF RESULTS (.pdf, 350 KB)

1st spatial impacts report, March 2005
1st Spatial Impacts Report of Egnatia Odos Motorway: mobility - cohesion - balance - environment
Contents & Summary (.pdf, 124 KB)
frontcover (.pdf, 475 KB)
backcover (.pdf, 290 KB)

Egnatia Odos Observatory: 1st Spatial Impacts Report
Presentation given at the Colloque scientifique sur les observatoires autoroutiers et d'infrastructures lineaires: incidences environnementales et socio-economiques, a partir du cas d'A39 , Paris 17-18 March 2005.

paper (.pdf, 2.5 MB)

Egnatia Odos: An axis for development and co-operation (.pdf, 2,3 MB)

Road network density following the Egnatia motorway's project status (1.1 MB)

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