EFFECT OF ROAD NETWORK ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

THE PLANNING OF ANY MAJOR TRAFFIC SCHEME SHOULD BE PRECEDED BY ECONOMIC CALCULATIONS SPECIFICALLY FOR DERIVING BENEFITS. A DISTINCTION SHOULD BE MADE BETWEEN THE DIRECT BENEFIT ACCRUING TO ROAD USERS FROM THE NEW FACILITIES COMPARED WITH EXISTING FACILITIES, AND THE INDIRECT EFFECT WHICH THE FACILITIES WILL HAVE ON THE AREAS SERVED BY THEM. IN ASSESSING THE EFFECT ON A ROAD IMPROVEMENT SCHEME BETWEEN TWO TOWNS, FACTORS TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT ARE THE POPULATIONS, THE NUMBER OF INTERACTIONS BETWEEN PERSONS AND THE JOURNEY TIMES BETWEEN THE TWO TOWNS. THE INCOME OF THE POPULATION IS USED AS A MEASURE OF WELFARE IN TESTING THE WORKING THEORY. AN ATTEMPT IS MADE TO ESTABLISH AND TEST, BY MEANS OF A "MACRO-MODEL", A WORKING THEORY FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF IMPROVED TRAFFIC FACILITIES ON THE WELFARE OF THE AREAS AFFECTED BY THE IMPROVEMENT. THE THEORY IS THEN USED FOR ASSESSING THE INDIRECT EFFECT OF TWO ALTERNATIVE SCHEMES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF MOTORWAYS IN DENMARK. /TRRL/

  • Authors:
    • Larsen, F
  • Publication Date: 1968-10

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  • Accession Number: 00201489
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1972 12:00AM