Valuations of Noise, Air Quality and Accessibility: Evidence for Households and Businesses



Valuations of Noise, Air Quality and Accessibility: Evidence for Households and Businesses

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The research reported in this paper was undertaken as part of an EPSRC funded project entitled 'Sustainable City: Impact of Land Use-Transport Interactions' which aimed to . enhance strategic transport and land use interaction models. An accompanying pape

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The principal objective of the research reported here was to contribute an increased understanding of the impact of accessibility and environmental quality on households' and firms' location decisions. These results could then be used to enhance the strat

Abstract

The principal objective of the research reported here was to contribute an increased understanding of the impact of accessibility and environmental quality on households' and firms' location decisions. These results could then be used to enhance the strategic transport and land use model.

It is not the intention of this paper to provide a detailed account of previous research in related areas, such as that undertaken in the area of environmental valuation. Suffice to say that there has not been a great deal of work valuing the transport related environmental externalities. Nor is it the purpose of the paper to demonstrate how our results were used to enhance strategic models. We instead concentrate on a discussion of our empirical findings, how they were obtained and the lessons learnt for future such studies. These results provide an important contribution at least to British evidence regarding the monetary valuation of environmental factors.

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RIERA P and PEN-IN R, Universitat Autbnoma de Barcelona, Spain

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Association for European Transport