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Letters to the editor: Issue 461 1 Feb 2007

Congestion and urban sprawl: it's all down to poor pricing mechanisms

Adam Fularz

If you look at the transport sector, imagine that there exists a root of all evil: the number one problem, where everything started. Imagine then, that most of the professionals limit themselves to curing the effects, instead of reaching to the source of the problem. Does such an approach make much sense?

The problem is the consumption of space by various modes of transport. If we lived in a perfect economy people would have to pay for the public space they use for moving around. In the suburbs...

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