(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Traffic congestion’s economic impacts : evidence from US metropolitan regions

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics, Univ., Hamilton, CANADA


This article examines traffic congestion’s economic impacts through evidence from US metropolitan regions. Results suggestthat congestion slows job growth above thresholds of approximately 4.5 minutes of delay per one-way auto commute and 11,000 average daily traffic) per lane on average across the regional freeway network. They also show that the strict policy focus on travel time savings may be misplaced and, instead, better outlooks for managing congestion’s economic drag lie in prioritising the economically most important trips (perhaps through road pricing) or in providing alternative travel capacity to enable access despite congestion


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no10 [pp. 2088-2110]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 3 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1177/0042098013505883

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