Hong Kong: Congestion pricing versus reality PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 07 November 2011 18:05
Congestion pricing, or charging for road use during peak travel periods, is an idea advanced by economists to reduce traffic congestion.

We have long suspected that congestion pricing was an example of a theory that did not take adequate account of human behavior. The experience of Hong Kong tends to demonstrate this.

A pilot Electronic Road Pricing system was tested from July 1983 to March 1985 (Hau 1990). Results per se were positive - but public reaction was exactly the opposite.

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