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Transport in Poland

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Lengths of Roads
Length of Railways
GDP per person

Poland has a population of 38 million, which is beginning to decrease. The population density is about half that of Britain and is similar to that of France. Sixty-two per cent live in urban areas.

Poland has a poorly developed infrastructure of roads and expressways by Western European standards. The quality of transportation infrastructure constitutes an important barrier to the country's development, especially in the context of European integration. Although the total length of the roads is relatively high, road density is relatively low. Recent years have seen an increase in road construction as a result of government spending and the inflow of European Union funds for infrastructure projects, but the country still has only 550km of motorways.

Safety in Poland

Road Accident Fatalities By Transport Mode in Poland

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In 2005, Poland had 5,444 road accident fatalities, more than any other European country. The rate of road accident deaths per population in Poland is the highest of the European Union countries in the Transport Statistics Programme, comparable with the USA, but much less than that of Russia. Car occupants are the most common victims, followed by pedestrians.

Further Information

The information you see above is just a sample of what we have available in the Transport Statistics Database. Additional information can be accessed by using the Table & Graph Builder. Data about Poland can be found in the following data sets:

  • General & Infrastructure
  • Energy & Emissions
  • Safety
  • Traffic & Travel
  • Vehicle Stock

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Published Date: 13 April 2008

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