Research Output

Impacts of congestion charging on shopping trips in Edinburgh.

  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.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    01 September 2005

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • DOI:

    10.1016/j.tranpol.2005.06.004

  • ISSN:

    0967-070X

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    388 Transportation; ground transportation

Citation

Hu, S. & Saleh, W. (2005). Impacts of congestion charging on shopping trips in Edinburgh. Transport Policy. 12, 443-450. doi:10.1016/j.tranpol.2005.06.004. ISSN 0967-070X

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Keywords

Congestion charging; Impact; Shopping trips; Edinburgh; Reduced car trips; Parking problems;

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