Public acceptance towards congestion charge : a case study of Brisbane

Liu, Chuanli & Zheng, Zuduo (2013) Public acceptance towards congestion charge : a case study of Brisbane. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 96, pp. 2811-2822.

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Abstract

This paper investigates public acceptance towards congestion charge in Australia by taking Brisbane as a case study. Public acceptance to congestion charge has often been investigated in the literature. However, few were in the context of an Australian city. This paper fills the gap.

A face-to-face survey was conducted to solicit public opinions on the congestion charge, should a congestion charge scheme be implemented in the Brisbane City area. The survey data were analysed to pinpoint important factors relevant to people’s attitudes towards congestion charge and to measure their relationships.

Main findings from our analysis are: (1) the residents’ attitudes towards congestion charge differ by genders and by user groups of transport modes; (2) for each of the three groups (i.e., the auto users, the transit riders, and the whole participants), a positive and stable correlation was found between a participant’s attitude towards congestion charge and the effectiveness of congestion charge on reducing traffic congestion. A negative and stable correlation was also found for all three groups between a participant’s attitude towards congestion charge and congestion charge’s negative impact on the attractiveness of working in the city; (3) the auto users tended to be more sceptical about the service capacity of existing transit systems in coping with extra passengers induced by the implementation of congestion charge; and (4) for people with high income, introducing the congestion charge may have no impact on their travelling to the city.

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ID Code: 64889
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Intelligent and Integrated Sustainable Multimodal Transportation Systems Proceedings from the 13th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals (CICTP2013)
Keywords: Congestion Charge, Public Acceptance, Survey, Brisbane
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.08.314
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Authors
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, [Volume 96, (6 November 2013)] DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.08.314
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2013 22:38
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2014 00:39

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