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The Impact of Transport Infrastructure on the Sustainable Development of the Region—Case Study

Piotr Prus () and Marek Sikora ()
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Piotr Prus: Laboratory of Economics and Agribusiness Advisory, Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology, UTP University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz, 430 Fordońska St., 85-790 Bydgoszcz, Poland
Marek Sikora: Department of Management Engineering, Faculty of Management, UTP University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz, 430 Fordońska St., 85-790 Bydgoszcz, Poland

Agriculture, 2021, vol. 11, issue 4, 1-15

Abstract: The transport infrastructure can be defined as a factor that guarantees the growth and economic development of the region, due to the functions of traversing space in terms of the movement of people and the exchange of goods. The effects of the impact of transport infrastructure on the economy of the region largely depend on how the society uses the services offered by infrastructure facilities and devices. The study examines the impact of transport infrastructure on the sustainable socio-economic development of the Wałcz Lake District. To conduct the analysis, a questionnaire addressed to entrepreneurs from this region was used. In the second part of the research, the indicators of sustainable development at the regional level were applied: the level of transport infrastructure and the level of socio-economic development of the studied area. The study is an attempt to fill the cognitive gap for areas outside the country’s main transport corridors. The existing differentiation in both the development of infrastructure and the economic attractiveness of urban and rural areas was shown. Factors influencing the effectiveness of implementing the concept of sustainable rural development were indicated.

Keywords: transport infrastructure; sustainable development; rural areas (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q1 Q10 Q11 Q12 Q13 Q14 Q15 Q16 Q17 Q18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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