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Spatio-temporal aspects of urban night and public transport: the case study of Brno

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Year of publication 2019
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
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Faculty of Science

Description There are many different approaches applied to the study of urban night in geography. The researchers are focusing on various aspects of phenomena happening after the nightfall in their studies, the questions of meanings and experiences of the darkness, the night-time economy, the form and intensity of regulations and the increasing heterogeneity of practices of going out belong to the most emphasised issues according to van Liempt et al. (2015). This contribution deals with the topic of public transport which is seen here as a tool that provides the possibility to use city increasingly also during the night because it enables the involvement of various places into the nocturnal network of live, busy places. Based on the mutual, interdependent relation between the night life on one side and public transport on the other, public transport can be analytically deployed to the more detailed analysis of the urban night. Its regime can thus provide valuable information both on spatial aspects of night life as we can see which places and how prominently are integrated within the public transport network and on its temporal aspects as well. A gradual process of transformation from daily to night traffic regime and vice versa and the changing frequency of night services are clear temporal marks in this perspective. Furthermore, public transport offer is suitable also for the more informed study of differences of spatio-temporal aspects of urban night life between working and weekend days and also for the deeper insight into their longer development during the span of several decades. Spatio-temporal aspects of night public transport will be empirically analysed in the form of the case study of the situation in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic.
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