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Title: External costs of the Belgian interurban freight traffic: a network analysis of their internalisation
Authors: Beuthe, M
Degrandsart, F
Geerts, JF
JOURQUIN, Bart
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Citation: TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART D-TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT, 7(4). p. 285-301
Abstract: The strong expansion of freight road transports throughout Europe is an important source of congestion and pollution, as well as a cause of many accidents. To solve this problem will require the conjunction of many different remedies. One element of solution would be the promotion and substitution of transportation modes with less negative effects. This paper is focused on this solution. It presents some results obtained from a detailed GIS modelling of the Belgian multimodal freight transport network inserted within the overall trans-European network. It outlines the results of a simulation of the flows over the Belgian network in 1995 which allows to estimate some of the costs of several external effects of freight transports: the costs of pollution, congestion, accidents, noise and road damages. This paper provides also the simulated impacts on modal choice of a marginal external cost internalisation, and an estimation of the corresponding external cost savings. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: Fac Univ Catholiques Mons, Grp Transport & Mobil, B-7000 Mons, Belgium. STRATEC SA, B-1030 Brussels, Belgium. Limburgs Univ Ctr, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.Beuthe, M, Fac Univ Catholiques Mons, Grp Transport & Mobil, 151 Chaussee de Binche, B-7000 Mons, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2568
ISI #: 000175733500004
ISSN: 1361-9209
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2003
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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