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Circumventing traffic and pollution in Barcelona : why congestion pricing is preferable to a low emission zone

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dc.contributor.author Sanginés-Uriarte Dooly, Joel
dc.contributor.author Trepat i Izquierdo, Adrià
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-15T13:52:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-15T13:52:01Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/45288
dc.description Treball de Fi de Grau en Estudis Internacionals d'Economia i Empresa. Curs 2019-2020
dc.description Tutor: Alberto Maria Santini
dc.description.abstract As city traffic increases across the globe, congestion within cities is becoming more of an issue. Many cities have already implemented congestion charges, and the general consensus has been that it has brought about a positive impact for city populations as a whole. Considering the worrying rise in congestion - and pollution - in the city of Barcelona, and while commending the recent Zona de Baixes Emissions (Low Emission Zone) system approved by the city council to thwart this, we propose an alternative: applying a congestion charge to Barcelona. We collected data from four different cities that already implemented congestion charges: Singapore, London, Stockholm, Gothenburg. This data was used to build different linear and nonlinear regression models that were compared, and the selected model was used to forecast the congestion charge prices and their subsequent reductions in traffic. In this thesis we argue in favor of the implementation of the congestion charge based on both theoretical evidence and empirical evidence garnered through these statistical models.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
dc.subject.other Treball de fi de grau – Curs 2019-2020
dc.subject.other Política de preus
dc.subject.other Congestió
dc.subject.other Contaminació
dc.subject.other Zona de Baixes Emissions (ZBE)
dc.title Circumventing traffic and pollution in Barcelona : why congestion pricing is preferable to a low emission zone
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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