Evaluating Household Chauffeuring Burdens: Understanding Direct and Indirect Costs of Transporting Non-Drivers

Household chauffeuring refers to personal motor vehicle travel specifically made to transport independent non-drivers (people who could travel on their own if they had suitable travel options). This additional vehicle travel imposes various direct and indirect costs. This paper identifies factors that affect the amount of chauffeuring that occurs in a community. It develops a Chauffeuring Burden Index which can be used to quantify chauffeuring costs and therefore the savings and benefits of transport improvements that reduce chauffeuring burdens. This analysis indicates that in automobile dependent communities, chauffeuring costs often exceed congestion costs. Motorists often benefit from improved transport options which reduce their chauffeuring burdens, even if they do not use those options themselves.

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    • © 2014 Todd Litman
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    Victoria Transport Policy Institute

    1250 Rudlin Street
    Victoria, British Columbia  Canada  V8V 3R7
  • Authors:
    • Litman, Todd
  • Publication Date: 2014-9-10


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p

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  • Accession Number: 01544635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 15-4458
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 11 2014 1:55PM