Sensitivity of Geographical Accessibility Measures under Road-Pricing Conditions

One way in which car users may benefit from road pricing is increased accessibility. This chapter describes to what extent various factors may affect changes in accessibility due to road pricing. Among these factors are the value of time; and characteristics of the road-pricing measure (for example price level). The authors first assess the effects of a time–differentiated kilometer charge on accessibility in general. The authors next examine whether accessibility is sensitive to variations in value of time, characteristics of the road-pricing measure; and types of costs and benefits considered by those involved. The authors then argue that various types of costs and benefits should be taken into account when assessing the effects of road pricing on accessibility, and that approaches focusing only on travel-time gains may not provide an accurate picture in this respect.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References;
  • Pagination: pp 227-249
  • Monograph Title: Pricing in Road Transport. A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective

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  • Accession Number: 01109787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781845428600
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 2008 7:16AM