OBSERVATIONS ON PRICING, CONGESTION AND MOBILITY
Major cities of developed countries provide excellent transit. Despite their comprehensive planning and integration of communities and businesses toward transit, congestion and auto use have increased. They have even imposed Pricing Disincentives that would be unthinkable in the U.S. such as: 4 to 10 times higher Gas Tax, 20 to 180 percent Auto Registration Fees with high Renewal Fees, Restricted parking to off-street locations, Limited Parking with High Fees, and Congestion Zone Entry Fees to discourage auto use, but still congestion and auto use increased. Many Americans advocate planned communities, but they say it will reduce congestion which is contrary to what other countries have experienced. Many Americans also advocate pricing as a way to reduce congestion, but the author questions whether pricing alone will reduce auto use because it is contrary to what other countries have experienced.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)Washington, DC United States
- Nakadegawa, R
- Moving Forward in a Scaled-Back World. Challenges and Opportunities for the Transportation Professional. 1996 ITE International Conference.
- Location: Dana Point, California
- Date: 1996-3-3 to 1996-3-6
- Publication Date: 1995
- Pagination: p. 56-57
- TRT Terms: Automobile travel; Cities; Fees; Mobility; Pricing; Traffic congestion
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; I70: Traffic and Transport;
- Accession Number: 00720541
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 22 1996 12:00AM