A ROAD PRICING AND TRANSIT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM IN BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA; A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS

This paper analyzes a proposed program of road pricing and transit improvements for Berkeley, California, a community of about 100,000 people in the San Francisco Bay area. Traffic and fiscal impacts of several temporal and spatial saviations of the program are investigated. Analysis indicates that a one dollar per day charge to use key roads during designated times could effect a significant shift of tips from private automobiles to transit and result in large reductions in traffic impacts on the community. Moreover, the road usage charges would generate revenues which would be more than sufficient to pay for the substantial improvements in transit service called for by the program. (Urban Institute)

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

    Urban Institute

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  • Authors:
    • Cheslow, M
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: 73 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00324477
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: URI No. 22300
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM