WIT Press


Toll Cordon Design

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010061

Volume

52

Pages

9

Published

2001

Size

838 kb

Author(s)

G. Bellei & G. Gentile

Abstract

Pricing is one of the best tools to improve the efficiency of highly congested transportation networks. It has been shown that an optimal toll pattern can be determined by applying the welfare-economics principle of marginal pricing. Because implementing the marginal pricing solution to the toll optimization problem requires charging each arc of the network any real valued toll, which is not realistic, then it is worth addressing the problem with reference to specific pricing schemes. In this paper the case where the access of private vehicles to a distinct area of the city is charged a toll is considered. The aim of the work is to define a methodology capable to determine the optimal shape of the cordon delimiting such a charged-access area, while the toll is assumed to be given and constant. 1 Introduction Pricing is one of

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