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In brief: Issue 525 31 Jul 2009

In passing: Ethics v Speed

Ethics don’t often feature explicitly in transport appraisal but there’s an interesting example of them in the DfT’s impact assessment of the carbon reduction strategy for transport. In a paragraph about the potential economic impact of reducing vehicle speeds, the DfT explains how it calculated the value of  time penalties faced by motorists. “Those drivers currently travelling above the speed limit are engaged in an illegal activity,” it says. “To...

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