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Results of the Humber Bridge Commercial Users’ Sample Survey.

Simon, D. (1984) Results of the Humber Bridge Commercial Users’ Sample Survey. Working Paper. Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds , Leeds, UK.

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Abstract

As part of a study into the economic impact of the Humber Bridge on commercial transport, 52 regular bridge-using firms were surveyed. This paper sets out the results and includes a copy of the questionnaire used. The survey sought to understand conscious decision-making and analyse the extent to which firms have adapted to take advantage of distance-based time and cost savings. Significant variation was discovered, depending on a range of operating characteristics such as, geographical market area and size, economic sector, location relative to the Humber Bridge, degree of diversification, nature and length of trips, drivers' hours and payment system, and delivery/loading time constraints. Notwithstanding some data problems, particularly regarding cost adjustments, most firms regard the value of time savings to be a notable benefit. On this sample's evidence, the Hurnber Bridge has a positive, though still moderate, impact on transestuarine economic integration in Humberside.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright of the Institute of Transport Studies, University Of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:53
Published Version: http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/
Status: Published
Publisher: Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Identification Number: Working Paper 183
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2356

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