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Harvard study highlights kerbside pricing as a solution to congestion | Cities Today

Goldsmith, a Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government at Harvard Kennedy School, acknowledged that “each city will regulate its roads and kerb spaces differently” but said “a shared platform allows public and private vehicles to navigate differences with greater ease and less risk.”

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“One can, of course, limit congestion by limiting access; the goal however is to use pricing to do both,” said Goldsmith.

Stephen Smyth, Co-founder and CEO of cloud-based digital mapping platform Coord, told Cities Today that coordinating the stakeholders required to build suitable platforms may not be straightforward, but stressed that “cities [that aren’t moving] towards dynamic kerbside pricing risk not being able to pay to repair potholes [and] street lamps”.

Citing research by Professor Rebecca Lewis of the University of Oregon, Smyth said cities already face the risk of losing as much as 81% of their transport through autonomous vehicles and electrification.

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