Second opinion on the global cost-benefit analyses 'Urbanisation Randstad' and 'Corridor'
The CBA 'Urbanisation' compares the welfare implications of four different possibilities for the location of 124.000 new houses in the Randstad in the coming 30 years. The CBA 'Corridor' analyses different infrastructural packages for two of these urbanisation alternatives.
The CBA 'Urbanisation' provides plausible results of the housing benefits, but the results of the mobility effects are less reliable. As the mobility effects have a large impact on total CBA-results, this affects the reliability of the overall results of the analysis.
For the CBA 'Corridor' the picture is even less favourable. The underlying transport study generates contra-intuitive results, namely that investments in infrastructure lead to more instead of less congestion. Therefore, this CBA does not offer relevant information for decision making.
This publication is in Dutch.