Distributional impacts of road pricing

Project details

Full project title: Rapid evidence assessment: distributional impacts of road pricing

Sponsors: Department for Transport

Project Manager: Professor Graham Parkhurst

Principal researcher: Dr Geoff Dudley

Other Centre for Transport and Society (CTS) members: Professor Glenn Lyons, Dr Kiron Chatterjee, Dr Erel Avineri and David Holley

Start date: December 2005

Finish date: August 2006

Project briefing sheet: Download the briefing sheet document (PDF)

Project summary

At the end of 2005, Department for Transport commissioned a Rapid Evidence Assessment of the Distributional Impacts of Road Pricing, to focus on actual evidence (eg revealed preference behaviour) relating to implemented or near-implemented road pricing schemes (eg London and Edinburgh respectively). To this end, the review sought evidence relating to various types of social group (defined by age, gender, socio-economic indicators, transport mode usage, etc.). Around 100 relevant items within this tight definition were identified and reviewed using REA procedures. A report based on the findings was submitted to the Department for Transport (DfT) in Summer 2006.