Urban congestion charging : road pricing as a traffic reduction measure / W. Heyns

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dc.contributor.author Heyns, Werner
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-11T13:34:40Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-11T13:34:40Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/523
dc.description Thesis (M.Art. et Scien. (Town and Regional Planning))--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2005.
dc.description.abstract Urban traffic congestion is recognised as a major problem by most people in world cities. However, the implementation of congestion reducing measures on a wide scale eludes most world cities suffering from traffic congestion, as many oppose the notion of road pricing and despite economists and transportation professionals having advocated its benefits for a number of decades. The effects of road pricing have attracted considerable attention from researchers examining its effects, as it is thought to hold the key in understanding and overcoming some inherent obstacles to implementation. Unfortunately, many of the attempts consider the effects in isolation and with hypothetical, idealised and analytical tools, sometimes loosing sight of the complexities of the problem. This research empirically investigates the effects of road pricing in London, and identifies factors, which may prove to sustain it as a traffic reduction instrument. The results indicate that an integrated approach has to be developed and implemented, based upon the recognition of local perceptions, concerns, aspirations and locally acceptable solutions, if the acceptance of road pricing is to be improved. The key to dealing with the effects of road pricing, is to encourage a concerted effort by various stakeholders developing strategies considering a range of differing initiatives, coordinating and managing them in the realm of the political-economic context in which they exist.
dc.publisher North-West University
dc.subject Efficiency en
dc.subject Externality en
dc.subject External costs en
dc.subject Generalised cost en
dc.subject Heterogeneous road users en
dc.subject Internalisation en
dc.subject Multi Criteria Analysis en
dc.subject Pigouvian tax en
dc.subject Revenue recycling en
dc.subject Road pricing en
dc.subject Transportation demand management en
dc.subject Urban congestion charging en
dc.subject Work schedule flexibility en
dc.title Urban congestion charging : road pricing as a traffic reduction measure / W. Heyns en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.thesistype Masters

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