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Economic cost of road works

Economic cost of road works

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Published by John Siraut
An analysis of the economic cost of road works in London and the economic benefits of lane rental arrangements


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An analysis of the economic cost of road works in London and the economic benefits of lane rental arrangements


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Published by: John Siraut on Aug 29, 2010
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Road Works Count!
 
March 2010
Final report
 
 
Road Works Count!
Final report
This report was commissioned by London First on behalf of the Road Works Count SteeringGroup. The authors would like to make it clear that it represents the views of the authors,and not necessarily those of London First or the members of the RWC Steering group
 
Project No: 17324March 201010 Eastbourne Terrace,London,W2 6LGEmail : London@cbuchanan.co.uk
Prepared by: Approved by: ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ Kieran Arter Paul Buchanan
Status: Final Issue no: 0 Date: 01 March 201017324 - rwc final report v4.4.doc
(C) Copyright Colin Buchanan and Partners Limited. All rights reserved.This report has been prepared for the exclusive use of the commissioning party and unless otherwise agreed in writing by ColinBuchanan and Partners Limited, no other party may copy, reproduce, distribute, make use of, or rely on the contents of the report.No liability is accepted by Colin Buchanan and Partners Limited for any use of this report, other than for the purposes for which itwas originally prepared and provided.Opinions and information provided in this report are on the basis of Colin Buchanan and Partners Limited using due skill, care anddiligence in the preparation of the same and no explicit warranty is provided as to their accuracy. It should be noted and is expresslystated that no independent verification of any of the documents or information supplied to Colin Buchanan and Partners Limited hasbeen made
 
 
 Road Works Count!Final report
Contents
Summary 1
 
1
 
Introduction 5
 
2
 
Background 7
 
2.1
 
Recent system 7
 
2.2
 
London Permit Scheme 7
 
2.3
 
Alternative approaches 9
 
2.4
 
UK lane rental pilot schemes 10
 
3
 
Analysis 12
 
3.1
 
Introduction 12
 
3.2
 
Road works 12
 
3.3
 
Congestion costs 18
 
3.4
 
Costs per road work 19
 
3.5
 
Conclusions 20
 
4
 
Potential options 22
 
4.1
 
Introduction 22
 
4.2
 
Adjusted version of London Permit Scheme 22
 
4.3
 
Lane rental charge 23
 
4.4
 
Road work credits 24
 
4.5
 
Analysis of options 26
 
4.6
 
Comparison of options 30
 
5
 
Barriers to change 32
 
5.1
 
Introduction 32
 
5.2
 
Internal barriers 32
 
5.3
 
Pricing Highway Authorities 33
 
5.4
 
External barriers 34
 
5.5
 
Measuring success 35
 
5.6
 
Conclusions 35
 
6
 
Conclusions 36
 
Tables
Table 2.1:
 
London Permit Scheme details 8
 
Table 3.1:
 
Road works on TLRN by promoter and type, 2009 15
 
Table 3.2:
 
Average duration by road work type, TLRN (days) 16
 
Table 3.3:
 
Deriving congestion costs of road works per hour 20
 
Table 4.1:
 
Illustration of Adjusted London Permit Scheme details 23
 
Table 4.2:
 
Summary of options 25
 
Table 4.3:
 
Comparison of potential charging options 31
 

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