Valuing road noise for residents in Hong Kong

H. N. Li, Chi Kwan Chau, M. S. Tse, Shiu Keung Tang

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)


This study estimates the willingness-to-pay value for a one dB(A) change over a range of initial noise levels for a sample population in Hong Kong. It establishes a protocol for estimating the willingness-to-pay values by first establishing an annoyance-dB relationship. The protocol takes into account the characteristics that the probability of being annoyed at a particular level varied with the initial objective noise level, and the annoyance-dB relationship varied for a range of initial annoyance level. The study shows that household income level and initial annoyance levels exert considerable influences on the individual's willingness-to-pay values. However, age and educational level were found not to exert any significant influence on individual's willingness-to-pay values.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-271
Number of pages8
JournalTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


  • Economic valuation
  • Noise annoyance
  • Socio-acoustic survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation
  • General Environmental Science


Dive into the research topics of 'Valuing road noise for residents in Hong Kong'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this