The results of field visits and the analysis of the initial materials were presented. A classification of harbours for tourism was proposed as well as the scope of and schedule for the implementation of the investment projects. Below are the most important conclusions, according to the authors of the Concepts, that could be drawn from the field research carried out:
1. Difficult access to the rivers, in particular: the Noteć, the lower Vistula and the Nogat. In many sections of the IWW E70, access is possible only in the immediate vicinity of bridges, locks or harbours and transshipment platforms that are not being used.
2. Advanced processes of natural restoration (overgrowing) of the stream channel of the Noteć, disappearance of regular freight shipping and eutrophication of water bodies in the basin of the upper Noteć.
3. Well-maintained hydraulic engineering structures – weirs, canal locks and their surroundings. Keeping them in good repair allows to highlight the historical qualities of these structures, which are key elements of the cultural landscape of the Noteć Valley, the city of Bydgoszcz, or the Żuławy Region.
4. The significant role of inland freight transport is not sufficiently emphasised in the strategic documentation. Currently, activities are being focused mainly on tourist aspects and the possible reactivation of freight shipping is neglected, especially for the ports on the Oder-Vistula waterway.
5. A positive example: comprehensive revitalisation measures for the Bydgoszcz Waterway Junction through sustainable development of water transport, renovation of degraded urban structures, creation of attractive public areas, including new parks and areas for recreation.
6. Organizational changes are necessary regarding the use of technical infrastructure of the IWW E70, i.e. hours of canal locks operation, mooring availability, accessibility to social and technical support facilities, toll system for passing through canal locks, lifting bridges, mooring at ports and harbours.