Zero Value of Time Roundtable
People often report positive utilities due to activities that can be conducted whilst travelling, for example, checking work emails or carrying out leisure activities such as reading. The scope and type of non-travel activities are likely to increase with modern technologies, including the use of self-driving vehicles in the future. The Roundtable considers the utility and disutility of time spent travelling, whether and how they should be measured and captured in the valuation of travel time. The discussion covers theory, evidence and application issues, including modelling and forecasting, appraisal methods and transport and land use policy implications.
ITF Secretary-General Young Tae Kim opened the Roundtable meeting, which gathered over 35 transport policy practitioners, transport modellers, academics and behavioural scientists from 15 countries.