Re: How to end traffic congestion

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From: Dave Long (
Date: Tue Feb 29 2000 - 01:43:41 PST

> ... So, the answer has to lie in the world of
> economics, and specifically in the sub-branch of political economics.

The low-bandwidth pricing method of avoiding traffic congestion
already exists: there are numerous places one can live where access
to goods and services can be had sans traffic (even sans automobile).

TANSTAAFL; the pricing comes in because one tends to pay more in housing
costs to live in such an area. No need for fluctuating freeway pricing,
and luckily, most of the population seems to value their marginal leisure
time very cheaply, so that extra cost is likely to be a bargain.


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