The influence of road pricing on physical distribution in urban areas: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences

H. Quak, J.H.R. Van Duin

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Abstract

The Dutch government decided to implement a road pricing system called, 'paying differently for mobility'. The main idea is that road users have to pay for using the road infrastructure instead of for owning a car. In the future, the price per kilometre will also depend on the time of the day and the location of the travel. Crowded locations and peak hours will be charged at a higher price per kilometre. In this study we examine the expected effect of the proposed road pricing scheme on logistics decisions to supply stores in urban areas based on in-depth interviews with carriers. Based on the revealed logistics reaction to current developments, such as the German LKW Maut, increasing congestion and the high fuel prices in 2008 and the stated reaction to the proposed road pricing scheme, we derive the expected impact of the scheme for urban goods transport in the Netherlands. The expected reactions differ between for-hire carries, shippers and private carriers. In the short term, carriers try to limit logistics changes by passing on extra costs or absorbing the extra costs in their margins. In the longer term, logistics changes are to be expected. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Sixth International Conference on City Logistics
Pages6141-6153
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Behaviour
  • City logistics
  • Logistics impacts
  • Revealed and stated preference
  • Road pricing
  • Road user charging

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