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Transportation

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 189–204 | Cite as

Innovative Public Transport Oriented Policies in Seoul

  • Seungjae Lee
  • Shinhae Lee
  • Young-Ihn Lee
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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to introduce the innovative transport policies of Seoul that have recently been planned and implemented. In this paper, the various transport policies of Seoul are classified and explained according to two important paradoxes that are highlighted by Downs and Thomson, and Edgeworth. These paradoxes describe how to break the vicious circle of car and public transport use by restraining car use and encouraging the use of public transport, and thus indicate how traffic congestion problems might be solved.

Keywords

car restraint transport policies Downs and Thomson paradox Edgeworth paradox public transport oriented policies Seoul 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Transportation Engineeringthe University of SeoulDongdaemoon-Ku, SeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Transportation StudiesSeoul Development InstituteSeocho-Ku, SeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Graduate School of Environmental StudiesSeoul National UniversityKwanak-Ku, SeoulSouth Korea

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