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Title Congestion taxes in city traffic : lessons learnt from the Stockholm trial / edited by Anders Gullberg & Karolina Isaksson
Published Chicago : Nordic Academic Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (321 pages)
Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Anders Gullberg & Karolina Isaksson Fabulous Success or Insidious Fiasco; Before the Stockholm Trial; Understanding congestion tax -- some theoretical tolls; The Stockholm Trial; Conclusion -- how could it succeed?; Notes; Jonas Eliasson Expected and Unexpected in the Stockholm Trial; The Dennis package -- road pricing as a source of income; The significance of figures; The Stockholm Commission and the long wish list; A 'full-scale trial'; Transponders, the charging zone and the 20-kronor toll; One or more charging zones?; The Lidingòˆ exception
Efficient or understandable?'This is no exercise'; The wind turns; The standard theory versus the real world; The effects stabilised; Evaluation showed reductions in traffic density almost everywhere; What lessons did we learn?; Good or bad?; Notes; Greger Henriksson What Did the Trial Mean for Stockholmers?; Forming opinions; Adapted travelling habits?; Changing travelling habits; Notes; About the Authors; Sources; Expected and Unexpected in the Stockholm Trial; What did the Trial Mean for Stockholmers?
Summary An examination into Stockholm's seven-month-long trial period with congestion taxes, this collection of articles analyzes the political and administrative processes of the first Swedish congestion experiment and its aftermath. Describing the preoccupations, hopes, and impressions that came along with the trial period and how feelings fluctuated among the inhabitants of Stockholm before, during, and after the trial, this study provide tools for avoiding the pitfalls, with hopes that the successes of the Stockholm Trial will be repeated in other contexts
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Subject Congestion pricing -- Sweden -- Stockholm -- History -- 21st century
Traffic congestion -- Sweden -- Stockholm -- Prevention -- History -- 21st century
Form Electronic book
Genre/Form History.
Author Gullberg, Anders, 1947-
Isaksson, Karolina
Eliasson, Jonas
Henriksson, Greger
ISBN 9789185509904