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Welfare effects of Stockholm congestion charges using dynamic network assignment
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Centres, Centre for Transport Studies, CTS.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9235-0232
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science, Traffic and Logistics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3738-9318
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2011 Conference and the Summer School, Stockholm, Sweden, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

According to the standard textbook analysis, drivers as a group will be worse off with congestion charging if not compensated by revenues. This result is confirmed by an analysis of the Stockholm congestion charging scheme using a static model with homogenous users. However, both this static model and the standard textbook analysis omit three important factors: taste heterogeneity, effects of charges on the larger network arising from less blocking back of upstream links and behavioural adjustments in the temporal dimensions. Taking account of these factors, using a dynamic model with heterogeneous users in a large-scale network, we find that drivers as a group benefit directly from the charging scheme in Stockholm. This paper investigates the importance of the three factors omitted in the standard textbook and the static model analysis in the Stockholm case, finding that all three add significantly to the benefit of the charges.

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Stockholm, Sweden, 2011.
Keyword [en]
Congestion charges, Congestion pricing, Road pricing, Acceptability, Evaluation, Urban transport policy, Mobility management, Transport externalities, Policy implementation
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Transport Systems and Logistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-86117OAI: diva2:500418
The 2011 Conference and the Summer School
TrenOp, Transport Research Environment with Novel Perspectives
QC 20111019Available from: 2012-02-13 Created: 2012-02-13 Last updated: 2012-02-16Bibliographically approved

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