Acceptability of Transport Pricing Strategies

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17 Oct 2003
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
340 pages - 150 x 225 x 19mm


Several studies and research projects all over the world have considered transport pricing strategies as promising attempts to solve the urgent traffic problems in urban areas. However, empirical results have shown that public and political acceptability of such strategies is low. Until now, acceptance research in transport has occurred in comparative isolation. There are no standardized terms and no generally recognized research methodologies. This volume attempts to overcome this research problem and bring the disciplines involved together. The first aim is a contribution to an interdisciplinary exchange which covers all relevant aspects of acceptance. Contributions come from some of the most recognized psychologists, economists, civil engineers, sociologists and political scientists in the field, including Bruno S. Frey, Tommy Gorling, Peter Jones, Jos Viegas, Tony May, Stef Proost, and other authors. The second aim is to look deeper into the question of which determinants influence the amount of acceptability. A third aim deals with chances to overcome the lack of public and political acceptability, to bring together the most advanced state of the art and to propose forthcoming and possible solutions for implementing different kinds of travel demand management measures including pricing. The book is based upon papers presented at the MC ICAM conference on Acceptability of Transport Pricing Strategies, held in Dresden, 23-24 May, 2002. It is divided into four parts, Setting the Stage: Acceptability Problem, European Research Results, Behind Public Acceptability: Relevant Determinants, and Political Acceptability, and tackles several relevant parts from a theoretical as well as from a practical viewpoint by asking questions like: how to explain the different levels of public acceptability of various travel demand management measures? Which factors influence the level of acceptability? How to deal with political acceptability problems? What should future implementation approaches look like from the point of view of acceptability?
Part 1 Setting the Stage - Acceptability Problem: Efficient pricing in transport - overview of European Commission's Transport Research Programme, C. Sikow-Magny
Acceptability of road user charging: meeting the challenge, P. Jones
Why are efficient transport policy instruments so seldom used?, B.S. Frey
Urban road pricing in Norway: public acceptability and travel behaviour, T. Tretvik
Reforming transport pricing: an economic perspective on equity, efficiency and acceptability, I. Mayeres, S. Proost. 
Part 2 European Research Results: European research results on transport pricing acceptability, J. Schade
Environmental awareness and acceptability of pricing policy in Germany, U. Kuckartz, H. Grunenberg
Success and failure - experiences from cities, B. Horsman
An analytical framework of pricing acceptability: application to four case studies, C. Raux, S. Souche
Acceptability of price changes in urban mobility, J.M. Viegas, R. Mac rio
Part 3 Behind Public Acceptability - Relevant Determinants: Factors influencing the acceptability and effectiveness of transport pricing, L. Steg
Acceptability of road user charging: the influence of selfish and social perspectives, S. Jaensirisak et al
Which role does the objective play? Empirical findings from Germany, O. H lzer; Determinants of people's acceptability of pricing measures - replication and extension of a causal model, S. Bamberg, D. R lle
Willingness to support traffic policy measures: the role of justice, H. Ittner et al. 
Part 4 Political Acceptability: Political acceptance of road pricing: goal conflicts in municipality decision making, L-O. Johansson et al; 
Individual uncertainty and the political acceptability of road pricing policies, E. Marcucci, M. Marini
Public and political acceptability of transport pricing: are there differences?, H. Link.

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