ABSTRACT

Evidence has come to light regarding the impact of benzene emissions from road transport, the incidence of asthmatic attacks and the possible toll of particulate matter from diesel engines on human health. This book examines the issues and argues that, without a fundamental change in policy, it is inevitable that the transport sector will continue to impose increasing costs on the natural environment, human health and the economy. It also quantifies the external costs of road transport and suggests new measures, such as road pricing and financial incentives, to pave the way to a sustainable transport system.

part |2 pages

Part I The Theoretical Background

chapter 1|16 pages

Introduction

chapter 2|20 pages

External Costs and Economic Efficiency

part |2 pages

Part II The External Costs Of Road Transport In The United Kingdom

chapter 4|33 pages

The Economic Costs of Air Pollution

chapter 5|14 pages

Noise Pollution

chapter 6|21 pages

Congestion Costs and Road Damage Costs

chapter 7|21 pages

The External Costs of Accidents

part |2 pages

Part III International Case Studies