The Politics of Congestion Pricing


Political and Public Acceptability of Congestion Pricing: Ideology and Self-Interest in Sweden (7 page pdf, Björn Hårsman and John M. Quigley, Access Vol. 38, University of California, Spring 2011)

Stockholm is famous in road pricing circles for having the world’s first congestion charging system approved through a plebiscite. Why this is so is the focus of today’s review article which examines the link to political party preference and the value of the charge as a function of where the location and trip length of the voting public. The results seem to indicate that the larger the congestion zone and the number of people who could benefit, the more likely is its acceptance.

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