THE EFFECTS OF MOBILE-SOURCE AIR AND NOISE POLLUTION ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY VALUES

Air and noise pollution damages due to transportation activity are capitalized into the value of residential property. Measurement of relationships between pollution levels and property values provides a means of calculating some of the benefits of pollution abatement. Analysis of residential property values indicates the following damage relationships can be measured: (1) Mobile-source air pollution represented by photochemical oxidant concentrations; (2) stationary-source air pollution represented by suspended particulate matter concentrations; (3) highway traffic noise measured by the difference between high and background noise levels; (4) jet aircraft noise measured by the Noise Exposure Forecast; and (5) accessibility in terms of auto travel times. These effects are measured by using ordinary least-squares regression analysis on a cross section of 1970 urban property values for Washington, D. C., SMSA.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-241 570. Executive Summary.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Center for the Study of Science Policy
    University Park, PA  USA  16802

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Nelson, J P
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT/TST-75/76
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-40094
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM