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Build It and Will They Drive? Modelling Light-Duty Vehicle Travel Demand

The Conference Board of Canada, 16 pages, December 19, 2006
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Managing light-duty vehicle use in a carbon-constrained world is an unenviable challenge. This modelling exercise tests for evidence of induced travel in Canada and discusses socio-economic policy options to influence personal transportation choice.

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Does road building induce more people to take to the streets and highways? Is restricting the physical capacity of the road network an effective way to manage light-duty vehicle use? Build It and Will They Drive? Modelling Light-Duty Vehicle Travel Demand looks at the arguments and the questions—and comes up with some surprising answers. It models how wealth and price influence Canada’s per capita light-duty vehicle use, considers the implications for the country’s policy-makers and discusses how socio-economic policy such as road pricing, fuel taxation and urban densification can help meet the challenge of managing light-duty vehicle use in a carbon-constrained world.

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