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Impacts of congestion charging on shopping trips in Edinburgh.

Hu, Shucheng and Saleh, Wafaa (2005) Impacts of congestion charging on shopping trips in Edinburgh. Transport Policy, 12 (5). pp. 443-450. ISSN 0967-070X

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This paper presents an investigation into the impacts of the introduction of congestion charges on shopping trips in Edinburgh. Other transport policies such as parking costs, public transport costs and petrol fees have also been investigated, using logistic regression analysis. The results indicate a potential reduction in car shopping trips to the City Centre as a result of introducing congestion charging and a possible increase in shopping trips by other modes. Traffic congestion does not seem to be the main barrier for people to shop at the City Centre; rather access to and availability of parking spaces most affect the accessibility of the City Centre. Moreover, the introduction of congestion charges may result in the improvement of accessibility of public transport as well as reductions in traffic congestion allowing better access into the City Centre.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0967-070X
Uncontrolled Keywords: Congestion charging; Impact; Shopping trips; Edinburgh; Reduced car trips; Parking problems;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Item ID: 1921
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2008 15:40
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 15:14
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1921

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