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Comment les péages urbains peuvent-ils satisfaire une politique d'agglomération ?


  • Charles Raux

    () (LET - Laboratoire d'économie des transports - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - ENTPE - École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Odile Andan

    (LET - Laboratoire d'économie des transports - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - ENTPE - École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)


How can road tolls serve urban policy?. This paper evaluates the extent to which urban road pricing schemes are able to satisfy the objectives of urban policy with regard to three frequently incompatible constraints: funding, the environment and social equity. We have devised a technical tolling system which reconciles these objectives and applied it to the case of the Lyon conurbation. We reach a number of conclusions concerning the effectiveness of different toll scenarios in terms of vehicle × kilometres travelled, travel durations, atmospheric emissions and funding. In general, achieving a simultaneous improvement in the above criteria requires at least the introduction of zonal tolls which reduce private car use by those residing in the conurbation and provide funding for alternative forms of transport.

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  • Charles Raux & Odile Andan, 2002. "Comment les péages urbains peuvent-ils satisfaire une politique d'agglomération ?," Post-Print halshs-00067866, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00067866
    DOI: 10.1016/S0761-8980(02)00009-2
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    1. Charles Raux & Stéphanie Souche, 2001. "Comment concilier efficacité et équité dans la politique tarifaire des transports ? Le cas de TEO à Lyon," Post-Print halshs-00177073, HAL.
    2. Charles Raux & Stéphanie Souche, 2001. "L'acceptabilité des changements tarifaires dans le secteur des transports : comment concilier efficacité et équité ?," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(4), pages 539-558.
    3. R. G. Lipsey & Kelvin Lancaster, 1956. "The General Theory of Second Best," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 24(1), pages 11-32.
    4. Small, Kenneth A., 1992. "Using the Revenues from Congestion Pricing," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt32p9m3mm, University of California Transportation Center.
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    1. Charles Raux, 2008. "Tradable driving rights in urban areas: their potential for tackling congestion and traffic-related pollution," Post-Print halshs-00185012, HAL.


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