Who has the right to travel during peak hours? On congestion pricing and ‘desirable’ travellers

Congestion pricing concerns the right to travel during peak hours. Most proponents of pricing propose an impersonal and anonymous allocation mechanism based on the willingness-to-pay of the person who travels. This view builds on the concept of private property rights and the authors confront this view with a different conception of rights, one based on needs. Furthermore, they discuss the results of an illustrative experiment in which respondents allocate access rights to hypothetical travellers. The authors can conclude that replacing individual self-judgment by judgments of others offers a fresh perspective on congestion pricing.


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  • Accession Number: 01661090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 2018 3:06PM