The Problem of Traffic Congestion
A look at issues to do with traffic congestion, including determining optimum toll charges and solutions to reducing congestion in urban areas.
# 1104 | 2,150 words | 8 sources | 2001 |
Published on Dec 17, 2001 in Economics (International) , Engineering (Civil and Environment) , Environmental Studies (Economics and Policy) , Environmental Studies (Urban Issues)
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This essay examines the problem of traffic congestion and how governments are dealing with it. Furthermore it analyses the main differences between the public and private sector in imposing tariffs and tolls, as well as how the optimum price of tolls is determined. Finally it suggests solutions that could reduce congestion in urban areas
From the Paper:"Congestion is mainly a problem as a result of shortage of road space, and luck of such facilities to satisfy the needs of passengers and travelers. In other words congestion problem deals with capacity Vs demand.Solutions that have been used until now seem not to work. Although the development in public transportation means (busses, trains, trolleys etc.) has had a tremendous growth in big cities, the problem not just remains the same but also increases other external problems such as "accidents, noise annoyance and environmental pollution, which all together contribute to an excessive social pressure". Why people still drive in cities? And why can't we build more roads to cope with the problem? What differentiate congestion under the public and private sector? What's the government role in solving the problem of congestion?"
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