Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Public responses to policies designed to internalise environmental and social externalities from road transport in New Zealand

Abstract: Based on a public survey of registered voters, we explore four options for internalising the social and environmental costs of road transport. The options were presented together with generalised factual information about their benefits and costs. Respondents are highly supportive of fuel use efficiency standards and exhaust gas quality standards, with lesser support for proposed initiatives of road user charges and speed reduction. Demographic analysis of responses enables identification of those who might favour or oppose particular options. In this case women are identified as being strongly supportive of the speed reduction option.

by Kenneth F.D., Hughey , Geoffrey N., Kerr , Ross, Cullen; all of Lincoln University, PO Box 84, Lincoln 7647, Canterbury, New Zealand; Tel.: +64 3 3252 811; fax: +64 3 3253845
Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment via Elsevier Science Direct www.ScienceDirect.com
Volume 16, Issue 8; December, 2011; Pages 575-578
Keywords: Environmental impact analysis; Social impacts of road transport; Full transport costing

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