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Jonas Eliasson gives an excellent TEDx talk on Congestion pricing:
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December 7, 2012
In the article "Are We Bankrupting Nature", Sturle Hauge Simonsen says "We need a 'circular economy' that decouples wealth and welfare from resource consumption." It seems to me that congestion pricing serves to couple more closely wealth and resource consumption. The introduction of so many toll roads in Texas (and other places, I'm sure) seems to me a way to disenfranchise those who cannot afford the tolls on a regular basis.
In Sweden's case, one or two Euro doesn't seem like much, but it had a huge effect. Unfortunately, what they were apparently unable to answer was how. Did people start car-pooling, or did they stop going into the city? The answer to that question is important.
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