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Design of Sustainable Cordon Toll Pricing Schemes in a Monocentric City

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  • Zhi-Chun Li

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  • Ya-Dong Wang
  • William Lam

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  • Agachai Sumalee

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  • Keechoo Choi

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Abstract

This paper addresses the design issue of sustainable cordon toll pricing schemes in a monocentric city. An analytical model that maximizes the total social welfare of urban system is first proposed for simultaneous optimization of the cordon toll location and charge level. The solution properties of the model with/without considering traffic congestion and/or environmental effects are explored and compared analytically. The proposed model is then extended to explicitly incorporate the effects of subsidizing the retrofit of old vehicles on reduction in average vehicle emissions. The optimal subsidy scheme for maximizing the social welfare of the system is also determined. Finally, a numerical example is given to illustrate the model applications. Insightful findings are reported on the interrelationships among cordon toll scheme, traffic congestion and environmental effects, urban population distribution, and subsidy scheme as well as their implications in practice. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

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  • Zhi-Chun Li & Ya-Dong Wang & William Lam & Agachai Sumalee & Keechoo Choi, 2014. "Design of Sustainable Cordon Toll Pricing Schemes in a Monocentric City," Networks and Spatial Economics, Springer, vol. 14(2), pages 133-158, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:netspa:v:14:y:2014:i:2:p:133-158
    DOI: 10.1007/s11067-013-9209-3
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