THE CASH VALUE OF MOTORWAY POLLUTION

A SURVEY OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF A RECENTLY COMPLETED SEGMENT OF LONDON'S RINGWAY 1 IS DESCRIBED. THE OBJECT WAS TO FIND OUT HOW MUCH THE HIGHWAY POLLUTION WAS WORTH TO THE PEOPLE ACTUALLY SUFFERING IT. THE CASH VALUE OF THE POLLUTION WAS FOUND TO BE VERY SMALL COMPARED WITH THE ESTIMATED TRAFFIC BENEFITS OF THE HIGHWAY. PRINCIPLES OF MEASURING POLLUTION COSTS FOR COST/BENEFIT ANALYSIS, OF CONSTRUCTING A MEASUREMENT MODEL AND OF ACHIEVING ACCURATE MEASUREMENT ARE DISCUSSED. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE SURV CAN ONLY BE CONSIDERED AS A PILOT TO SOME DEEPER STUDY.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 66, No 777, PP 377-381
  • Authors:
    • Graves, SMITH TR
    • Melvin, A
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

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  • Accession Number: 00240034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 25 1971 12:00AM