Transport Economics

Theory, application and policy

by Graham Mallard and Stephen Glaister

Chapter 16

Essay questions

  1. “When traffic congestion worsens, people will be deterred from driving. As such, the free market regulates traffic volumes itself and so there is no need for government intervention.” - Discuss.
  2. Evaluate whether road charging should be the chosen method of reducing traffic congestion.
  3. Discuss the considerations involved in implementing a scheme of road charging.