Ground access to large European airports
Thanks to extensive road transport connections, all major European airports provide public transport services that meet the demands of users to a greater or lesser extent. This is evident in the wide variations in public transport usage by air passengers.
Meeting the transport needs of airports is a recurring question faced by a large number of airport and local authorities worldwide. Private transport is the most popular mode of transport, which contributes to the saturation of nearby car traffic often already under severe pressure. Faced with these challenges, most airport authorities are looking at ways to increase public transport usage by air passengers to at least 50%. An analysis matching ground transport services with the preferred transport mode of users of major European airports highlights the extent to which public transport access affects passenger behaviour.
Airports and surrounding areas
Cahiers, no. 139-140
With Orly Airport and Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, Paris Region boasts the sixth largest airport system in the world. Air transport is essential to Paris Region residents and to the regional economy, but relations are difficult between the airports and the local areas ...
Governance of airport areas: the cases of Stockholm and Amsterdam
Note rapide Governance, #9
Airports, large cities’ international points of entry, are essential to the connectivity and proper functioning of these cities, now dominated by flows. Metropolisation is impelling their role to evolve, from simple transport infrastructure facilities into instruments of ...