Re: AltInst: Road tolls would centralize cities

From: Petro <>
Date: Fri Sep 04 1998 - 12:22:21 PDT

Karl R. Peters
> On Thu, 3 Sep 1998, Robin Hanson wrote:
> > Charging people for using roads has long been proposed as a
> > way to rationalize road traffic. The following paper suggests
> > that the result of tolls would be to encourage people to live
> > closer together.
> [snip]
> There's no reason to create a massive inconvenince by the toll-collection
> system, when there's a perfectly sensible alternative to charging tolls:
> Gasoline taxes.

        There are other taxes as well that can be applied to all users
of the roads such as bicyclists & etc.

        Tires, Oil, parts etc.

        Raising taxes on Tires as well as gasoline has the advantage of
allowing one to tax based on Gross Vehicle Weight, and Speed Ratings, those
being the 2 bigges determiners of how much damage a vehicle does to the

        Ride a bike, it's good for you.

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