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La congestion du boulevard périphérique parisien : Estimations, évolution 2000-2007, discussions




This research focus on the congestion cost of the Parisian ring-road. We mobilize a speed-density relation which enables us to differentiate the costs of the road's use and its congestion according to speed-classes of 5 km/h. We lead this work at three analytical scales thanks to a large database: the Parisian ring-road considered on its whole, according to the different daily periods and the geographical sub-sections of the infrastructure. The economic cost induced by the over-use of the Parisian ring-road reaches 130 M € in 2007. The social losses have known a 10 % increase since 2000 (120 M €), mainly because of the speed's retreat (-5 %) and a higher opportunity cost of the time (+8 %). We finish this work by offering a possible pricing scheme for the Parisian ring-road.

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  • Martin Koning, 2009. "La congestion du boulevard périphérique parisien : Estimations, évolution 2000-2007, discussions," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 09002, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
  • Handle: RePEc:mse:cesdoc:09002

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    Road congestion; Parisian ring-road; speed-density relation;

    JEL classification:

    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • L92 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Railroads and Other Surface Transportation
    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise

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