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2010-09-29 | Policy Brief

An analysis of the driving restriction implemented in San José, Costa Rica

Osakwe, Rebecca. 2010. “An analysis of the driving restriction implemented in San José, Costa Rica.”
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This study evaluates the effect of driving restriction on national transport fuel sales in San José, Costa Rica.

Driving restrictions such as the one implemented in the San José Metropolitan Area, in Costa Rica, have gained popularity among policymakers in developing countries. However, the effects of restrictions on common transport externalities such as air pollution and traffic congestion remain unclear. This analysis evaluates the effect of San José’s driving restriction on national transport fuel sales.