November the 9th, 2023 – Anyone who has ever used Croatian roads will know that they’re remarkably good, and they’re no stranger to global lists showering them with praise, either.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, a high quality road network is vital for inclusive development as they offer access to work and contribute to the connectivity of people and goods. Better access to roads can reduce commuting time and thus increase productivity, reports Investor/Investitor.
The United Nations (UN) understands the importance of road connectivity and has created an index that helps the Sustainable Development Goals to track infrastructure development. This index is based on the share of the rural population living within two kilometres of an important road.
Data from the IMF
In general, roads connecting urban centres are very well established, while local roads are in poor condition and are typically not fully maintained. As such, a good transport network is one that offers high transit connectivity throughout the country, and enables the rural population to access the social and economic centres of the country. Croatian roads have done very well in this regard, according to this ranking.
Insider Monkey compiled a list of the twenty countries with the best roads in the entire world, and they pulled the data from the Road Quality and Average Speed Report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The data were published back in May 2022 and represents the latest insight into the situation. Average speed was chosen as the main metric because it can be used to measure road infrastructure and access connections. Therefore, the average speed between cities was used as a measure to compare the quality of roads in the chosen countries.
Croatian roads are known as some of the best in the world
Here’s what was said about the Republic of Croatia and Croatian roads, where the average speed rating was listed as being 98 kilometres per hour:
Croatian roads are known as being among the best in the world. This country invests in improving traffic safety while maintaining the existing road network. This road network allows an average speed of 98 kilometres per hour between the main urban areas, which makes transportation easier and faster.