Urban Road Pricing: Modeling Public Acceptability

Public acceptability is considered as the most important barrier in establishing a congestion pricing scheme. Using data from an extensive questionnaire survey conducted in the central area of Athens, Greece in 2008, this paper examines attitudes towards traffic congestion, choice of travel mode, and revenue allocation, which can influence acceptability of congestion pricing. Since one of the major goals of congestion pricing is to discourage personal automobile use, we also examine the choice of mode following the implementation of a congestion pricing system. Further, we developed a multivariate probit model to investigate the factors that influence public perception regarding the effectiveness of six traffic management measures. Results from this study can assist in better understanding the factors that affect public acceptability of congestion pricing in urban areas.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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  • Accession Number: 01154996
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-0799
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:22AM