The impact of accessibility on the valuation of cities as location for firms
AbstractIn this paper the relation between the attractivity of cities as a location for firms and the accessibility via the road network is analyzed. First a brief theoretical introduction on the relation between transport infrastructure and spatial patterns of economic activities is given. In the remainder of this paper the relation between the attractivity of cities as industrial sites, the image of cities and the accessibility of these cities via the road network is analyzed in an empirical study for the Netherlands. The correlation and the regression analysis both indicate a strong coherence between the valuation of cities as location sites for companies and the relative position of those cities in the Dutch road network
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