September 19, 2006
Updated: Dynamic Swedes
The results are in, and it's a split decision. Read about it on Gordon Price's blog.
Original Post: 8/30/06
An article in yesterday's Wall Street Journal describes a test of a congestion pricing system in Stockholm.
But unlike the system in London, which charges a flat rate for entering the city center with a car, the system in Stockholm employs dynamic pricing. The price will vary with the level of congestion.
Voters will be polled shortly to see if they want to retain the system.
August 30, 2006 11:37 PM
Interesting! I was just in Sweden, staying with a friend a month ago. But we didn't have the luxury of a car, and I was never told it existed. The subways though - of which there are 12 lines - are pretty darned extensive for a city the size of Portland. You can hop from island to island on them...
Then there are also busses, ferries and trams, but they aren't nearly as convenient as the metro is.
September 1, 2006 12:49 PM
Stockholm has a good geography for this test. I like the idea - very clever and appropriate.