Baltic Sea Region Territorial Monitoring System

Border crossings

Implementation

This indicator is a derived indicator based upon traffic volume information on E-roads as provided by UN ECE, and truck border waiting times as provided by IRU. At border crossing points, the traffic volumes at the connecting road sections were taken to estimate the volume of transit traffic at the checkpoint. Similarly, inbound and outbound EU truck border waiting times for December 2013 were averaged. Unlike usual ESPON indicators, this indicator is thus not measured at regional level, but for selected border crossing points.

Availability

The indicator component on AADT is available from UN-ECE for 1995, 2000 and 2005, for selected border checkpoints along E-roads. Data for 2010 has only been published as national average figures, not at detailed level so far. Data on border waiting times can be deduced from registered IRU users for several months in the past.

Frequency

So far only available for 1995, 2000 and 2005. Indicator should be updated to 2010 as soon as the new UN ECE E-oad census is published. Otherwise, UN- ECE plans for updates in 5-year increments. IRU data on waiting times are available for several months in 2012/2013.

Geographical scale

Indicator provided for point features, i.e. border crossings.

Data source

UN-ECE, IRU, RRG Spatial Planning and Geoinformation (RRG)