Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/13663
Title: Valuing road noise for residents in Hong Kong
Authors: Li, HN
Chau, CK
Tse, MS
Tang, SK 
Keywords: Economic valuation
Noise annoyance
Socio-acoustic survey
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Transportation research. Part D, Transport and environment, 2009, v. 14, no. 4, p. 264-271 How to cite?
Journal: Transportation research. Part D, Transport and environment 
Abstract: This study estimates the willingness-to-pay value for a one dB(A) change over a range of initial noise levels for a sample population in Hong Kong. It establishes a protocol for estimating the willingness-to-pay values by first establishing an annoyance-dB relationship. The protocol takes into account the characteristics that the probability of being annoyed at a particular level varied with the initial objective noise level, and the annoyance-dB relationship varied for a range of initial annoyance level. The study shows that household income level and initial annoyance levels exert considerable influences on the individual's willingness-to-pay values. However, age and educational level were found not to exert any significant influence on individual's willingness-to-pay values.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/13663
ISSN: 1361-9209
DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2009.02.001
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