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Welcome to Chris Bennett's and Lis Pedersen's web site. If you are looking for information Chris' current work on affordable housing, please visit www.mygbhousing.info. The video below tells the background to Chris' project.


2023 - NZ - Value of Travel Time and Road Safety


2023 - NZ - Value of Travel Time and Road Safety

The Monetised Benefits and Costs Manual (MBCM) includes non-market values to be used in cost–benefit analysis of transport projects. This study conducted a national stated preference survey using face-to-face surveys (n = 7,203) and a choice modelling approach to derive new values to update those in the current manual. Survey questions that asked respondents to choose their preferred road route and/or public transport service option were used to derive values for time for different trip lengths and purposes, and whether sitting or standing on public transport. They also were used to derive values for reliability of travel time and time in congestion. A different set of questions was used to derive values for reductions in fatalities and injuries. The choice questions provided respondents with options for government programmes that differed in cost to them and in total annual numbers of road deaths and injuries. The results suggest the benefit of significant changes to some of the values in the current MBCM, including for the base value of travel time and for the value of preventing a fatality.

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Last Updated Date: 25-07-2024


Chris in the NCT Race 

Chris has an adventurous spirit which generally involves cycling, running, or just being out there having a good time. Read his 'Race Reports' below. This is a link to his SPOT GPS tracker. If you are interested in his 'geeky' sport technical blog it is at www.tri-duffer.com. He also has stories of his life as 'An Overtravelled Engineer Working for the World Bank' at World Bank Traveller.


Race Reports


Document Library


  • Chris' published papers and reports are here.
  • His Technical Library  has a range of reports 
  • Golden Bay community projects are here.
  • The history of the ROMDAS company is here.
  • The 'Road to Good Health' HIV/AIDs Toolkit is here.


Technical Library

Chris and Lis

Chris and Lis

We are Lis Pedersen and Chris Bennett. We’ve been married over 30 years and each found our way to New Zealand in the early 1980s from Denmark and Canada respectively. Golden Bay has been our happy place for almost 20 years and we are now based in Pohara just above the beach, with our two cats Coco and Max. 




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