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Internalising the external costs of light and heavy goods vehicles in London

Browne, Michael and Allen, Julian and Piecyk, Maja and McKinnon, Alan (2010) Internalising the external costs of light and heavy goods vehicles in London. In: 12th World Conference of Transport Research, 11 - 15 Jul 2010, Lisbon, Portugal. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

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:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Community:University of Westminster > Westminster Business School
ID Code:9083
Deposited On:26 Jan 2011 09:18
Last Modified:19 Oct 2011 15:35

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