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Implementing Congestion Charges [electronic resource] / International Transport Forum.

Author/Creator:
International Transport Forum.
Publication:
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2010.
Series:
Round table (Transport Research Centre) 2074336X ; no.147.
ITF Round Tables 2074336X ; no.147
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource (152 pages)
Subjects:
Transportation.
Summary:
Recent advances in the scientific understanding of urban traffic congestion have only strengthened the already solid case for congestion charges as an element of a successful urban transport policy. But examples of real-world congestion charging systems remain few and far between. What can be done to improve the chances of their more widespread adoption in practice? This report draws lessons from attempts to introduce congestion charges.  Technology is not an obstacle, and technologies should serve policy purposes instead of define them. Charging systems are not cheap and thus should only be used where congestion is severe. Public acceptance is seen to be the key to successful implementation. Although environmental benefits and careful deployment of toll revenues may improve acceptance, a charging system should never lose sight of its principal aim, which is to reduce congestion.
Notes:
Title from title screen (viewed May 1, 2017).
Contributor:
SourceOECD (Online Service)
ISBN:
9789282102855
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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