Analysis of the influencing factors in the public acceptance of urban congestion pricing practices in Nanjing city

Aya Selmoune, Xue Xie, Qixiu Cheng, Zhiyuan Liu

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Abstract

Increasing traffic volume and capacity problem of over-populated cities need the assessment of road pricing to decrease the dependence on traditional fueled automobiles. This study evaluated the influencing factors of the public acceptability of congestion pricing of Nanjing. A sample of 202 car-users were used for the proposed test. Results show that the personal norm and perceived behavior control are associated with predictors of acceptability while factor of effectiveness doesn't show a relationship with fairness. The acceptability of congestion pricing is low due to restricted practical implementations and can be improved if congestion pricing schemes are to be implemented. Furthermore, results also show a low association between congestion pricing acceptability and socio-demographic variables. Finally, we proposed strategies for packaging road pricing to increase the willingness of acceptance level in city areas. They include an information campaign, public transport improvements, trials, communication, accepting citizens as “social influencer”, transparency and tailored consultation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransportation Systems in the Connected Era - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2018
EditorsWeihua Gu, Shuaian Wang
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited
Pages675-682
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789881581471
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transportation Systems in the Connected Era, HKSTS 2018 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 8 Dec 201810 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameTransportation Systems in the Connected Era - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2018

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transportation Systems in the Connected Era, HKSTS 2018
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period8/12/1810/12/18

Keywords

  • Congestion pricing
  • Field survey
  • Multivariate regression
  • Policy implementation
  • Public acceptance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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