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Air Pollution Dynamics and the Need for Temporally Differentiated Road Pricing

Coria, J., Bonilla, J., Grundström, Maria and Pleijel, H. (2015) Air Pollution Dynamics and the Need for Temporally Differentiated Road Pricing. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 75. pp. 178-195. ISSN 0965-8564

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In this paper we investigate the effects of the temporal variation of pollution dispersion, traffic flows and vehicular emissions on pollution concentration and illustrate the need for temporally differentiated road pricing through an application to the case of the congestion charge in Stockholm, Sweden. By accounting explicitly for the role of pollution dispersion on optimal road pricing, we allow for a more comprehensive view of the economy-ecology interactions at stake, showing that price differentiation is an optimal response to the physical environment. Most congestion charges in place incorporate price bands to mitigate congestion. Our analysis indicates that, to ensure compliance with air quality standards, such price variations should also be a response to limited pollution dispersion. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: air pollution, assimilative capacity, road pricing, road transportation, air quality, pollution control, traffic congestion, air pollution, atmospheric pollution
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Maria Grundstrom
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2019 10:13
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:27

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