Behavioral Responses to Transport Pricing: A Theoretical Analysis

Linda Steg, Geertje Schuitema

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This chapter provides a psychological perspective on transport pricing. The chapter first describes to what extent and under which conditions transport pricing may be effective in reducing car use, and consequently, in reducing the problems caused by car use. Next, the chapter will review factors influencing the acceptability of transport pricing and provide theoretical explanations for the significance of these factors. The role of policies features as well as individual characteristics will be discussed. The chapter will elaborate on the role of justice and fairness, and discuss relationships between (perceived) effectiveness and acceptability of transport pricing. Policy implications and important topics for future research will be highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThreats from Car Traffic to the Quality of Urban Life
Subtitle of host publicationProblems, Causes, and Solutions
EditorsTommy Gärling, Linda Steg
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
PublisherElsevier Academic Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)0080448534 , 9780080448534
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2007


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