2 thoughts on “Car policies in Singapore”

  1. “un tetto per le auto e le moto private in circolazione: per comprarne una nuova bisognerà rottamarne un’altra” => regulatory tool
    “numero massimo di auto che potevano essere vendute” => probably associated with an auction for rights of ownership, therefore a mixed tool similar to incentives
    “una forma di certificazione necessaria per poter possedere un’auto, molto costosa (l’equivalente di circa 31mila euro) e valida per 10 anni” => a tax used as disincentive
    “trasporto pubblico” => direct public production of goods and services

  2. The first policy tool we can find in the article is the obligation to demolish a car before buying a new one, which discourages and leverages the vertical mechanism of hierarchical autority; the same could be said for the choice to increase the price of cars, I think.
    Establishing the number of cars and motorcycle that can be sold could be another policy tool adopting the same mechanism of the previous one, because it’s an imposition of law, but, perhaps, works more like a regulation.
    In order to the introduction of the certificate necessary to own a car, I think that we could say that it is a policy tool that links to an “auction for property right”, leveraging the mechanism of hierarchical autority from one side (a top-down imposition), but also, perhaps, the mechanism of challenge on the other side. About the decision to improove the public transport service, we can consider this one like a polity tool based on the incentive/disincentive dimension, and leveraging the mechanism of integrative(?) negotiation.

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