Valuing transportation noise annoyance: overview of the methods, the results and their applications
Type de document
COMMUNICATION AVEC ACTES INTERNATIONAL (ACTI)
Résumé / Abstract
Valuing noise annoyance is almost always based on the willingness to pay concept. WTP sometimes reflects the awareness by individuals of noise effects, and sometimes, the amount of money that the community or individuals will agree to pay to reduce or prevent transportation noise annoyance. Among the valuation techniques used, hedonic price and contingent valuation methods are the most common. The hedonic price method is based on direct observation of consumer behaviour. Contingent valuation estimates the WTP of individuals to improve their noise environment in a hypothetical situation. Noise values are used to estimate the national cost of transport noise, and for appraising road or rail projects Mots clés libres :transportation;noise annoyance;monetary valuation;social cost; economics.