Costs of Congestion: Literature Based Review of Methodologies and Analytical Approaches

DescriptionInternational literature review of the costs of road traffic congestion with the main focus on the different methods used to measure the costs of congestion.
ISBN0 7559 6306 7
Official Print Publication DateJanuary 2007
Website Publication DateJanuary 15, 2007

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Dr Susan Grant-Muller & Mr James Laird
Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
ISBN 0 7559 6306 7 (Web only publication)
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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER TWO CONGESTION IN SCOTLAND
Perceived delay
Modelled/synthesised delay
Congestion on Scottish trunk roads 2003

CHAPTER THREE DEFINITIONS OF CONGESTION
Types of congestion
Perceived congestion
Formalised definitions of congestion

CHAPTER FOUR INDICATORS AND MEASUREMENT OF CONGESTION
Wider impacts of congestion

CHAPTER FIVE BACKGROUND TO MEASURING COSTS OF CONGESTION

CHAPTER SIX MEASURING THE MARGINAL COST OF CONGESTION
Marginal costs
Components of marginal external cost

CHAPTER SEVEN MEASURING THE TOTAL COST OF CONGESTION AND EXCESS BURDEN OF CONGESTION
Total cost of congestion
The excess burden of congestion

CHAPTER EIGHT DECOUPLING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND GROWTH IN TRANSPORT

CHAPTER NINE CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES

GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

ANNEXE 1 SCOTTISH HOUSEHOLD SURVEY ANALYSIS (2003-04)

ANNEXE 2 MARGINAL COST OF CONGESTION - VALUES

ANNEXE 3 NOTE ON DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR COST CALCULATION