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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



Urban Road User Charging Online Knowledge Base

Introduction

Evaluation and monitoring are “ex-post” activities, which are defined as work carried out after implementation to find out what the actual impacts and effectiveness of the policy have been. Evaluation studies add to the body of literature available to improve our ability to predict and appraise future schemes.

Monitoring involves the regular collection of specified data which tracks changes in behaviour, traffic and system performance.

Evaluation is the process of assessing, using data from the monitoring process after a policy such as road pricing has been implemented, whether it was successful in meeting the objectives set for it. It is common for this step in the policy cycle to be overlooked. Politicians may understandably take the view that, once a scheme has been introduced and broadly accepted, it is better to move on to the next policy challenge than to spend time and resources checking in detail how well it worked.
No information on this theme is currently available from the case studies