Congestion fees have recently been presented as the tool to solve all urban problems. Economists vouch for it, city leaders praise it, and only the general public dislike it.
“The general public is dumb”, say some economists. “They don’t know what’s good for them”.
“It will only improve the lives of people who live in the periphery”, say economists living in the center of metropolitan areas.
“You are suspicious for nothing”, they conclude after considering data from other economists living in central cities like London, Stockholm or Singapore.
Well, are they right?