THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF THE WINTER AND ROAD TRAFFIC PROJECT

NASTARENKAIDEN KAYTON JA TALVIKUNNOSSAPIDON YHTEISKUNNALINEN OPTIMOINTI

The salting of roads and the use of studded tyres during the winter season were studied in order to find the most favorable combination from a socio-economic perspective. The aim was to determine the various effects on the environment, traffic safety and other factors in alternative scenarios of studded tyre usage and road salting. Altogether there were nine different scenarios, representing permutations of three different usages of studded tyres and three different salting alternatives. The alternative salting regimes were: full salting (120 000 tonnes p.a.), 50 % reduced salting and 80 % reduced salting. The alternative usage of studded tyres were the baseline usage, i.e. 95 % passenger cars fitted with studded tyres, 50 % usage and less than 20 % usage. The calculations include the costs of the road-keeper, the motorist, society as a whole, and the environment.

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    TIELAITOS, FINNISH NATIONAL ROAD ADMINISTRATION

    OPASTINSILTA 12
    HELSINKI,   Finland  FIN-00520
  • Authors:
    • ALPIVUORI, K
    • Kanner, H
    • MAKELA, K
    • Kallberg, V-P
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • Finnish

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 78P + 4A p.
  • Serial:
    • TIELAITOKSEN TUTKIMUKSIA
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: TIEL 3100019
    • Publisher: TIELAITOS, FINNISH NATIONAL ROAD ADMINISTRATION
    • ISSN: 0788-3706

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720666
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • ISBN: 951-726-081-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: May 24 1996 12:00AM