Re: AltInst: Road tolls would centralize cities

From: Karl R. Peters <>
Date: Thu Sep 03 1998 - 18:01:57 PDT

On Thu, 3 Sep 1998, Robin Hanson wrote:

> Gas taxes would indeed push people back toward city centers.
> Relative to tolls, however, gas taxes penalize big cars too much, and give
> do too little to discourage people from driving during rush hour.

Your point regarding rush hour is an interesting one. It would be
interesting to device some system which, like long distance telephone
rates, could discourage drivers from using the roadways during peak
hours. However, I don't think tolls are a good answer for this, for
they create one of the problems (congestion) which we're trying to
avoid in the first place.

Does anyone have any other ideas?


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