Cover Osteuropa 4-5/2008

In Osteuropa 4-5/2008

On the Road
Trends in Passenger and Freight Traffic in Eastern Europe

Weert Canzler, Andreas Knie

Deutsche Fassung


As a transport carrier, the road will in future also dominate in Eastern Europe. The amount of traffic and the choice of means of transportation used will follow the North American and West European pattern. This catch up effort in modernisation and growth in prosperity will lead to an increase in automobile traffic and with that to new infrastructure and environmental burdens as well. Only Russian freight transport will provide an exception. It will double by 2020, but that will take place primarily on the railroad.

(Osteuropa 4-5/2008, pp. 337–350)