Public transport policy for central-city travel in the light of recent experiences of congestion charging
2008 (English)In: Research in Transportation Economics, ISSN 0739-8859, Vol. 22, no 1, 179-187 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Excellent public transport which makes the private car a minority mode of central-city travel is a necessary condition for a political process towards the introduction of congestion charges. However, the charging system costs in London and Stockholm have proved to be unexpectedly high. Therefore, before these costs come down to an affordable level, zero-fares for central-city travel and stricter parking policy would be a first-best combination in many cities, always provided that the public transport is really competitive. A bold venture in public transport development is consequently the top priority irrespective of the transport pricing policy direction. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 22, no 1, 179-187 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-43414DOI: 10.1016/j.retrec.2008.05.027Local ID: 73773OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-43414DiVA: diva2:264273