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Congestion Charge in Sao Paulo city: Likely Traffic Effects

Project    Urbanization
Author   Claudio Lucinda, Bruno Ledo, Leandro Meyer
Date   January 2013
Description   Aiming to reduce vehicles traffic in the downtown of Sao Paulo (Brazil), a circulation restriction policy known by "rodizio" (or "rotation") was implemented in 1998. Even though this policy is in place for more than a decade, the increase in the traffic gridlock since then is indicating more effective policies are required. Thus, the present report aims to estimate the welfare and traffic effects of a hypothetical congestion charge in Sao Paulo. In order to do so, this study explores microdata of the Origin-Destination survey carried out by Sao Paulo's subway company.
     
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