Directions of transport system development according to the national environmental policy
The article is the second in a series of articles on the negative externalities of passenger road, rail and air transport. It reviews the national documents in the field of environmental policy, identifies their content concerning transport which is used as a basis to determine the expected directions of development of this branch of economy. The authors presented a review of national strategic documents defining the directions of the Polish environmental policy, identified objectives and priorities relating directly or indirectly to transport activities, and compared the theoretical assumptions with the actual changes taking place on the transport markets, which allowed for an analysis of the compatibility of intentions with their implementation. The summary presents conclusions concerning the necessity of mutual co-ordination of transport development planning and environmental protection. The following articles will present the results of research on the above-mentioned negative effects of transport and recommendations for various stakeholder groups in relation to the analyzed topic.