Congested and Nowhere to Go:
Congestion, Road Infrastructure, and Road Pricing in Metro Vancouver
Transportation continues to be a top-of-mind concern for policy makers, business leaders and communities in the lower mainland. How best to manage and use the region's scarce transportation capacity is a complex and often contentious question. In this paper, Jonathan Arnold, who recently completed a co-op term at the Business Council as part of his SFU graduate public policy degree program, explores a number of issues related to transportation demand management, including road pricing, in the Greater Vancouver context.
Jonathan's paper provides useful background information as well as a concise survey of the main policy, regulatory and fiscal tools used by leading jurisdictions around to world to support the efficient use of urban road networks.
The content, conclusions and recommendations advanced in this paper are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Business Council of British Columbia or its members.