MUST SOMETHING BE DONE ABOUT TRAFFIC CONGESTION?

A REDUCTION IN CONGESTION CAN BE ACHIEVED BY HIGHWAY OR TRANSIT SYSTEM EXPANION, BY IMPOSING CONGESTION TOLLS, BY BANNING AUTOS, OR BY STAGGERING WORK HOURS, BUT ULTIMATELY THERE IS A PRICE. THAT PRICE MAY TAKE THE FORM OF INCREASED RESOURCE COMMITMENTS, OF INCREASED INCOVENIENCE AND DISCOMFORT, OR OF REDUCED PLEASURE AND UTILITY (STEMMING FROM LESS TRIP- MAKING). ON BALANCE, THEN ONE CANNOT OR AT LAST SHOULD NOT ASSERT THAT TO REDUCE CONGESTION IS NECESSARILY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST. RATHER, A MORE INTENSIVE AND COMPLETE ANALYSIS OF THE TRADE-OFFS SHOULD BE MADE PRIOR TO MAKING JUDGMENTS ABOUT WHETHER TO REDUCE CONGESTION AT ALL AND, IF SO, WHEN, HOW MUCH, AND IN WHAT FASHION. /AUTHOR/

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Wohl, M
  • Publication Date: 1971-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 403-418
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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  • Accession Number: 00226060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2001 12:00AM