Some socio-economic impacts of toll roads in rural China

Him Chung*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper investigates the impact of road tolling in rural China. The country's lack of capital for transport development has made tolls common place. Toll roads have been established in both urban and rural areas. Examining the interactions between peasants and rural markets in a county in Guangdong province, this study demonstrated road tolling has restricted people's choice of market venues by blocking the free movement of people between towns. Indeed, road tolling has delayed economic benefits created by transport improvements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-156
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Transport Geography
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2002

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Science(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Rural China
  • Toll roads
  • Transport improvements


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