Posts Tagged ‘congestion’

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    Urban Pollution

    Dec 2, 12 • 1428 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, Environment, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, UncategorizedNo Comments

    When we worry about the impact of autos on the environment, perhaps we should remember the horse. In 1880, the horse population in Manhattan and Brooklyn was somewhere between 150,000-175,000 and growing. A basic part of city life, horsecar rides totalled

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    Parking Problems

    Aug 16, 10 • 243 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Environment, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Parking expert Professor Donald Shoup has identified a traffic problem with implicatons far beyond city streets. Essentially he says that cheap city parking is really rather expensive.  Throughout parts of NYC, for example, drivers can select meters that