COMPARING STRATEGIES FOR PEDUCING TRAFFIC RELATED PROBLEMS: THE POTENTIAL FOR ROAD PRICING

This paper compares several strategies for reducing problems associated with auto traffic, especially during peak travel periods. The author examines measures to accommodate auto travel demand and strategies that manage or restrict the demand for auto travel. Of principal importance is the finding that only road pricing and certain physical restraints promise significant, long-term impacts on traffic-related problems in many urban areas. These strategies are compared with respect to distributional impacts, effects on business and transit peak loading, problems of enforcement, and uncertain adverse effects. The paper concludes that road pricing is a very worthy candidate for demonstration in an urban area, provided that certain implementation precautions are taken. (Urban Institute)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This abstract appeared in the Urban Institute Publications in Urban Affairs.
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    Urban Institute

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  • Authors:
    • Higgins, T
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: 40 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00324474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: URI No. 22100
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM