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Optimal pricing of car use in a small city: a case study of Uppsala
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Transport economics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4209-1997
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Transport economics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7976-5628
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Abstract [en]

Studies of cities which successfully have shifted mode choice from car to more sustainable modes, suggest that coordinated packages of mutually reinforcing policy instruments are needed. Congestion charges and parking fees can be important parts of such packages. This paper aims to examine the introduction of welfare optimal congestion charges and parking fees in a model calibrated to Uppsala, a small city in Sweden. The results suggest that welfare optimal congestion charges in Uppsala are as high as EUR 3.0 in the peak hours and EUR 1.5 in the off-peak. In a rough cost-benefit analysis it is shown that the introduction of congestion charges in Uppsala are welfare improving if operating costs of congestion charges are proportional to city population size (compared to Gothenburg). The model can be used to assess when it is worthwhile to introduce congestion pricing.

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tockholm: VTI , 2019. , p. 43
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CTS Working Paper ; 2019:2
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Economics Transport Systems and Logistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-14363OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-14363DiVA, id: diva2:1371994
Available from: 2019-11-21 Created: 2019-11-21 Last updated: 2019-11-21Bibliographically approved

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