External Costs of Road Transport

Estimation of the external costs of emissions, congestion, noise and safety for road transport in Flanders , 1990-2002

The road transport taxes in Flanders (Belgium) should be raised significantly, up to 3 times the current level. This is the only way to reduce the negative effects borne to society by the road users to an acceptable level. This is the outcome of a research study of Transport & Mobility Leuven for the Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij (Flemish government).


TML contributed to the update of AG transport with a chapter on external costs: http://www.milieurapport.be/Upload/Main/MiraData/MIRA-T/01_SECTOREN/01_06/AG_TRANSPORT.PDF

Research report "Internalisering van de externe kosten van wegverkeer in Vlaanderen": 2004-03.pdf (Dutch)

Summary: 2004-03_samenvatting.pdf (Dutch)

Press release September 2004: persbericht.doc (Dutch)

Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij: www.vmm.be



funded by

Flemish Environmental Agency (Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij - VMM)


Griet De Ceuster

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