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Internalising the external costs of light and heavy goods vehicle transport in London

Allen, Julian and Piecyk, Maja and McKinnon, Alan (2008) Internalising the external costs of light and heavy goods vehicle transport in London. Project Report. University of Westminster and Heriot-Watt University.

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Abstract

Report produced as part of the Green Logistics project (EPSRC and Department for Transport funded). This report provides estimates of the total external costs of LGV and HGV operations in London. In 2006, total LGV and HGV activity imposed external costs of approximately £1.75-£1.8 billion using low, medium and high emission cost values. About 27 per cent of these costs were internalised by duties and taxes paid by LGV operators, compared with 26% in the case of HGVs. If congestion costs are excluded, taxes and duties paid by LGV operators are estimated to be 155% of LGVs' allocated infrastructural and environmental costs, compared with 85% in the case of HGVs. When using the medium emission cost values, LGVs accounted for 56% of these external costs in London and HGVs for 44%.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
ID Code:6356
Deposited On:15 Apr 2009 15:35
Last Modified:15 Apr 2009 15:35

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