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Eliciting public preferences for managing the public rights of way

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  • Morris, Joe
  • Colombo, Sergio
  • Angus, Andrew J.
  • Stacey, K.
  • Parsons, D.
  • Brawn, M.
  • Hanley, Nick

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Public Rights of Way (PROW) in England and Wales, provides a wide range of social and economic benefits to those other than owners of land. The protection and extension of PROW are an important way of encouraging people to engage in informal enjoyment of urban and rural areas, with beneficial consequences for health and welfare. In urban areas they provide networks of mobility and interaction for people at the community level, helping to reduce reliance on motorised transport. In the rural context they define access to the countryside, critically linked to recreation and tourism, as well as providing mobility networks for local residents. This study describes the use of a Choice Experiment (CE) to derive monetary estimates the social benefits of PROW in an English county.

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Paper provided by European Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium with number 43605.

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Keywords: Choice Experiments; Public Rights of Way; Willingness to Pay; Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;

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