© 2008

Road Pricing, the Economy and the Environment

  • Chris Jensen-Butler
  • Birgitte Sloth
  • Morten Marott Larsen
  • Bjarne Madsen
  • Otto Anker Nielsen

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Birgitte Sloth
    Pages 1-4
  3. Erik T. Verhoef, C. Robin Lindsey, Esko Niskanen, André de Palma, Paavo Moilanen, Stef Proost et al.
    Pages 49-78
  4. John Peirson, Roger Vickerman
    Pages 79-91
  5. Otto Anker Nielsen, Majken Vildrik Sørensen
    Pages 93-109
  6. Farideh Ramjerdi, Knut Østmoe, Harald Minken
    Pages 111-131
  7. Morten Marott Larsen, Ninette Pilegaard, Jos van Ommeren
    Pages 133-166
  8. Harald Minken, Farideh Ramjerdi
    Pages 193-206
  9. Bjarne Madsen, Chris Jensen-Butler, Jacob Kronbak, Steen Leleur
    Pages 229-265
  10. Jeppe Rich, Otto Anker Nielsen
    Pages 267-276
  11. Ole Hertel, Steen Solvang Jensen, Martin Hvidberg, Matthias Ketzel, Ruwim Berkowicz, Finn Palmgren et al.
    Pages 277-299
  12. Berit Møller, John Thøgersen
    Pages 301-313
  13. Peter Loukopoulos, Tommy Gärling, Cecilia Jakobsson, Satoshi Fujii
    Pages 331-349

About this book


Economic growth and globalisation create traffic growth, leading to congestion, which again increases travel times and costs. Traffic growth also increases CO2 emissions, air pollution, accidents, and noise. So, clearly there is a need to manage traffic, taking into account that there is a need for transportation; hence it cannot be restricted without costs.

Road pricing, where motorists pay for driving on specific roads, is an instrument that may efficiently reduce the negative impacts. But despite technological development and the efforts of the EU, it is still not widely used. Apparently, more research-based knowledge about the positive and negative consequences of road pricing is required.

This volume is a collection of research papers on the use of road pricing. The focus is on passenger transport, and the papers cover a wide range of approaches, including theoretical modelling and empirical studies of road pricing experience from different cities.


CO2 Emission Europe European Union (EU) Road Pricing air pollution carbon dioxide development emission environment health organization pollution traffic transport transportation

Editors and affiliations

  • Chris Jensen-Butler
  • Birgitte Sloth
    • 1
  • Morten Marott Larsen
    • 2
  • Bjarne Madsen
    • 3
  • Otto Anker Nielsen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Business and EconomicsUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark
  2. 2.Danish Institute of Governmental ResearchCopenhagen V.Denmark
  3. 3.Centre for Regional and Tourism ResearchNexø, BornholmDenmark
  4. 4.Centre for Traffic and TransportTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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