Posts Tagged ‘negative externalities’

  • You can diminish the negative externalities of free city parking by using an app that lets you charge someone to use the space you vacate.

    Negative Externalities: Guaranteed Parking

    Jul 11, 13 • 1083 Views • No Comments

    When we have guaranteed parking, we tend to drive more. Comparing the driving habits of residents living in 2 NYC communities, transportation researchers concluded that 31 percent more Jackson Heights, Queens residents drive to work than car owners who live...  [read more]

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    A Tragedy of the Commons: City Streets

    Jul 7, 13 • 503 Views • No Comments

    As a frequent driver to NYC, I was surprised to learn how much space my car occupies. Driving down 5th Avenue at 15 kilometers an hour (9.3 MPH), my car requires 40 square meters of street (430 square feet). If I can accelerate to 30 km/h (18.6 MPH), then my...  [read more]

  • A Price Ceiling Has Unintended Consequences

    Do You Like Rent Control?

    Nov 30, 12 • 1292 Views • No Comments

    Asked if it makes sense to mandate lower rents for some apartments in large cities, many of us say yes. Lower rents facilitate diversity and they enable middle income municipal workers to live close to home. Affordability is good. Yes? The residents of...  [read more]

  • Singapore's Expensive VW Passats

    Singapore’s Pollution Solution

    Sep 25, 12 • 401 Views • No Comments

    When a country’s economy is ranked the 2nd freest in the world, how do they manage auto congestion and pollution? By auctioning a limited number of vehicle permits, Singapore makes owning a car very expensive. A VW Passat in Singapore could cost as...  [read more]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    “It’s Not Easy Being Green”

    Jun 12, 12 • 318 Views • No Comments

    Hearing Kermit the Frog say, “It’s not easy being green,” Mexican environmentalists might agree. Since March 2009, Mexican households have been offered cash payments or subsidized loans for replacing refrigerators and air-conditioners that...  [read more]