The Methods To Evaluate The Social Cost Of Urban Transport: Which Are The Most Reliable?
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The methods to evaluate the social cost of urban transport: which are the most reliable ? C. Prone110 Department of Hydraulic, Transport and Civil Infrastructures, Turin Polytechnic, Italy Abstract The evaluation of the social costs of transport has been studied by a long number of researchers and some well-known and established methods are available in literature. The need to verify the reliability of the available data and methods used to obtain them has induced to experiment different methods to calculate the social costs of transport. So, a medium-size town has been chosen to design a survey focused to evaluate the social costs of urban transport due to resident population. This one has been designed in different sections: the first one has been defined to know the mobility of people, their behaviour and their approach towards the environment; the second one wanted to understand their willingness to pay to enter in the city centre; the third one has followed a stated preferences approach t