Financial incentives to promote active travel: an evidence review and economic framework

Adam Martin, Marc Suhrcke, David Ogilvie

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Financial incentives, including taxes and subsidies, can be used to encourage behavior change. They are common in transport policy for tackling externalities associated with use of motor vehicles, and in public health for influencing alcohol consumption and smoking behaviors. Financial incentives also offer policymakers a compromise between “nudging,” which may be insufficient for changing habitual behavior, and regulations that restrict individual choice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e45-e57
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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