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Road Pricing Context

OBJECTIVES

SCHEME DESIGN

TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS SYSTEMS

Prediction

PREDICTION

TRAFFIC EFFECTS

ENVIRONMENT

ECONOMY

EQUITY

Appraisal

APPRAISAL

Decision Making

ACCEPTABILITY

TRANSFERABILITY

Implementation and Evaluation

EVALUATION

IMPLEMENTATION

Case Studies

Bergen

Bologna

Bristol

Cambridge

Durham

Dutch National Case

Edinburgh

London

Manchester

Milan

Nord-Jaeren

Oslo

Rome

Stockholm

The Hague

Trondheim



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Context Description

The West of England sub region is made up of Bath and North East Somerset, the City of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. An all-purpose unitary council governs each of these four areas. The four councils are working together as the West of England Partnership to tackle transport and other major strategic issues in the sub region.

Around one million people live in the West of England, with Bristol being the biggest major urban centre. The population of the sub-region is set to grow by 19% and the number of jobs by 26% by 2026.

The prosperity and growth of the west of England has lead to greater car ownership and increasing road congestion is a cost to the economy and is set to worsen over time with the expected rise in region’s population. Despite economic growth the region also contains significant pockets of deprivation and disadvantage, which suffer from poor transport links.

It is estimated that, in the West of England, at least €430m is lost to the economy each year due to time spent in congestion, and this is expected to rise to almost €750m by 2016.

The real problem hotspots are central Bristol and Bath, where poor air quality, delays and unreliable journey time are placing a huge amount of pressure on existing infrastructure and services.

The impact of increased traffic levels in the central Bristol area has caused public transport to be badly affected, impacting mainly on reliability and journey times. This has a direct effect on confidence and willingness to use public transport and acts as an impediment to promoting modal shift.

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