Cross-border mobility: Rail or road?

In our latest article, we position different modes of transport in border regions by developing a new methodological approach. The key elements are ‘space-time-lines’, combined with an indexation approach. Both build on open-source data and allow for comparative analysis and visualization of cross-border mobility and accessibility.

The results show that (a) the process of catching up in terms of cross-border accessibility is not yet complete, and (b) some regions show tunnel effects, as cross-border infrastructure improvements can bypass the border region in the local sense.



Space-time-lines for private and public transport in German border regions:

The results of this paper are part of the research project ‘CoBo – Cohesion in Border Regions’ which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

To cite this article: Dominik Bertram, Tobias Chilla & Stefan Hippe (2023) Cross-border mobility: Rail or road? Space-time-lines as an evidence base for policy debates, Journal of Borderlands Studies, DOI: 10.1080/08865655.2023.2249917

Alternatively have a look at ResearchGate.