Estimating Urban Traffic and Congestion Cost Trends for Australian Cities

This report presents the results of a Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics (BTRE) study to identify long-term trends in urban traffic growth, to estimate the consequent impacts of that traffic growth on urban congestion levels, and to attempt a suitable quantification of the social costs arising from those congestion levels. The study deals with the eight Australian capital cities and presents base case (or business as usual) projections to 2020 of avoidable social costs of congestion for Australian metropolitan traffic. This work updates and revises previous congestion cost projections published by the bureau (such as Information Sheet 14, BTE 1999) and has been completed to inform the Urban Congestion review which was commissioned by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).

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    Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics, Australia

    GPO Box 501
    Canberra, ACT  Australia  2601
  • Publication Date: 2007


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 142p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01076759
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1921260106
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Working Paper 71
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2007 3:37PM