The Tomsk region has a poorly developed road network of federal, regional and local significance, which has a negative impact on the development of the resource sector that plays a key role in the local economy. The article offers an approach to assessment of transport accessibility of distant and remote settlements of the Tomsk region taking into account the specifics of road infrastructure and complex natural hazards. It gives a unified set of climatic factors limiting the functioning and development of the road transport system of the taiga zone of Western Siberia. The authors have analyzed the criteria characterizing the level of functional component of accessibility, as in the case of distant and remote areas of the Verkhneketsky district of the Tomsk region. It is concluded that the low degree of transport accessibility of the Tomsk region depends largely on the economic conditions and transport infrastructure. It includes the unavailability of year-round use roads, the lowest share of paved roads, a long period without river crossings, destruction of bridges and high transport tariffs.
transport accessibility, natural hazards, distant and remote areas, transport risks, Tomsk oblast