With the current worldwide trend of increasing individual car traffic in urban road networks, public transport has become one of the key issues for the sustainable future of transport in cities, especially when the level of automobilization is growing rapidly. Many cities are already at the capacity limit of an existing road network. Therefore, many cities are trying to solve the question of how to improve the existing systems of public transport to become more attractive for their citizens. The quality of the public transport service from a passenger’s point of view is not only about the number of links and their occupancy, but also about the time and distance availability of stops and stations. When we were creating the general master plan for one small Slovak town, we tried to take various criteria into account. Of course, it was also necessary to carry out traffic surveys to determine the occupancy of public transport systems, but equally important was to determine the isochrones and isodistances of the passengers. The lessons learned and complications that arose from the preparation and realization of the actual analysis of the results in the creation of the general master plan are set out in the contribution.

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