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[Solved] Air pollution / Traffic Congestion
For years, I have been grappling with how to make a meaningful change to air pollution in our cities. Previous attempts have been politically unpopular as certain segments of society have felt unfairly singled out. The solution that I have arrived at is to bring dynamic pricing to air pollution and traffic congestion as seen in this video. I am trying to find the best balance of market solutions and actionable data without forcing specific solutions on people such as we have seen here in Europe with "diesel gate". What do people think of this solution?
Agree with you! There needs to be a balance between the free market, actionable data, and I’ll even add, public policy. While much of GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions come from industry practices, many air pollutants stem from transportation. It’s important for urban cities to place “traffic-eliminating policies” (I think Herbert Girardet coined this term), such as expanding public transit capacity. To expand public transit capacity enough to shift so many people from cars to transit could possibly aid in reducing transportation GHG emissions.
Check out Girardet’s work! I read his “City, People, Planets” book about urban sustainability, real good stuff! Here’s a somewhat brief exert that highlights the main points girardet talked about in the book, http://bieb.ruaf.org/ruaf_bieb/upload/2407.pdf
Oh also, what video are you referring to? Do you mind posting the link, I’d love to check it out!
Interesting paper. Some of it reminded me of this Ted Talk https://www.ted.com/talks/david_mackay_a_reality_check_on_renewables/transcript?language=en
We at Enzedshare could be the answer to your subject matter air pollution. Check out my video on my tweet: https://twitter.com/KongSperry/status/1039422101814308864
Nga Mihi: Kind regards,
The Girardet lecture is interesting but largely outdated regarding transportation solutions. I can just mention the research done at Volkswagen "Wolkswagen 2028" issued in 2008 which describe an integrated systems combinin high capacity public transport with tiny autonomous cars, scooters...etc. I do not belong to WV but all the scheme replacing big cars used 10% of the time...mostly in cities by public transports an nano cars ten times less motorized (8kw or less against 80 kw) in a spirit of serviceship opposed to ownership is the grand solution. The logistic of such solutions...travel optimization integrated tarification is easily workable. This public services can bring the same amenity for1/3 of the cost of private cars ( investment and operating and maintenance as well). This can even be profitable.