The Analysis of Green Areas’ Accessibility in Comparison with Statistical Data in Poland
Joanna Wysmułek , Maria Hełdak , Anatolii Kucher
AbstractThe study discusses the problem of public green areas’ accessibility for the residents of large cities in Poland. The purpose of the research is to assess the possibility of applying the British Accessible Natural Greenspace Standard (ANGSt) method in determining the amount of natural green space available to residents in Polish conditions including, in particular, the assessment of accessibility using data collected by the Central Statistical Office and the verification of results based on detailed research. The identification of green areas for 18 voivodeship cities in Poland was prepared using the GIS programme, taking into account public green space, provided for general access and free of change. The verification of the ANGSt method consisted of mapping spatial barriers extending the route of access either on foot or by roads as well as closed private areas. The conducted research revealed that, after taking into account the access routes to selected areas, the distance to public green areas increased, on average, from 50 m in the smallest cities (Gorzów Wielkopolski and Olsztyn) to as much as 450 m in Warszawa. A detailed analysis showed that the discussed accessibility was reduced, on average, by almost 10% for the residents of the analysed cities. It was also found that the introduced barriers did not affect the accessibility of more distant, larger green space areas.
|Journal series||International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, e-ISSN 1660-4601, (N/A 70 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.8|
|Keywords in English||natural green space accessibility, public green space, ANGSt method, spatial policy, environmental planning|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 70.0, 21-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 0; = 0; : 2018 = 1.129; : 2018 = 2.468 (2) - 2018=2.948 (5)|
|Citation count*||1 (2020-09-18)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.