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Environmental concern and the choice of transport infrastructure projects in Sweden
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Transport economics Stockholm.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7864-5982
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

One of the goals of transport policy in Sweden is to minimize the impact from transport on the environment. Using a database consisting of over 800 rail, road and maritime transport infrastructure projects, we estimate whether environmental factors, such as negative environmental effects arising from the project (noise and barrier effects), or emissions of five pollutants (NOx, VOC, CO2, SO2 and PM) affect the choice of which projects will be built. For a broader model including all three transport modes, we find that projects that cause negative environmental effects in fact have a greater probability of being included in the National or a Regional Transport Infrastructure Plan for 2010-2021. For a narrower model including only road investments, we find that if we include a measure for the Net Benefit/Investment Cost Ratio (NBIR), only the negative environmental effects matter and raise the probability of a project being included in a Plan. Excluding the NBIR measure reveals that what matters are the CO emissions and traffic safety measures. Thus, an increase in the emissions of CO lowers the project's probability of being included in a Plan, and traffic safety benefits increase the probability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2010. , 18 p.
CTS Working Paper, 2010:17
Keyword [en]
Emission, Transport infrastructure, Planning, Decision process
Keyword [sv]
Emissioner, Transportinfrastruktur, Planering, Beslutsfattande
National Category
Infrastructure Engineering
Research subject
Road: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Road: Economics; Road: Transport, society, policy and planning, Road: Environment; Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Economics; Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Environment
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-726OAI: diva2:669426
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2016-02-25Bibliographically approved

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