Comment 99282

By StephenBarath (registered) | Posted March 28, 2014 at 08:33:22 in reply to Comment 99254

Justin, kindly re-read Kevlahan’s post. His question was “Do they [fiscal conservative organizations] believe in these market-based solutions to pay for and manage the limited road resources? Shifting the financial incentives from driving to cycling, walking and taking transit is part of this "market based" approach.

Can you point me to a good representative fiscal conservative organization?”

To answer your question, yes, I think it would be the Fraser Institute which supports road tolls and congestion pricing (I’m not sure if you were being sarcastic when you said that- I only know the one Fraser Institute). C.D. Howe and Fraser Institute are two good examples of fiscally conservative organizations (to answer Kevlahan’s question) that support road tolls and trying to shift the cost of congestion to those causing congestion. I humbly submit that others who may identify as “fiscal conservatives” may not understand what that label means. Someone who is interested in using resources efficiently would come to support (for instance) a bike lane when it resulted in lower ongoing costs, or in pricing of road capacity to encourage its efficient use.

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