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We can't get there from here: ecofiscal policies to address traffic congestion in Canadian cities

We can't get there from here: ecofiscal policies to address traffic congestion in Canadian cities

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This article examines the economic rationale for pricing congestion and provides examples of how congestion pricing can be implemented in a sample of Canadian cities.

Chapter Contents:

  • 4.1 Introduction: congestion costs—an economic and social loss
  • 4.2 The economic rationale for congestion pricing
  • 4.3 Pricing congestion: a basket of ecofiscal policies
  • 4.4 Designing congestion-pricing policy: evaluation of trade-offs
  • 4.5 Principles for implementation
  • 4.6 Options for congestion pricing in Canada's four largest cities
  • 4.6.1 Metro Vancouver
  • 4.6.2 Calgary
  • 4.6.3 Greater Toronto Area
  • 4.6.4 Greater Montreal
  • 4.6.5 Congestion pricing could benefit other Canadian cities
  • 4.7 Summary
  • 4.8 Recommendations
  • References

Inspec keywords: road pricing (tolls); road traffic

Other keywords: traffic congestion; Canadian cities; ecofiscal policies; congestion pricing

Subjects: Systems theory applications in transportation; Systems theory applications in economics and business

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