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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

Implementation Process

Barriers

  • The ten Metropolitan Boroughs of Greater Manchester were divided in their opinion about the introduction of the scheme from its initial stages;
  • Anti congestion charging lobby groups such as the Greater Manchester Momentum Group and Manchester Against Road Tolls gained support amongst the business community;
  • UK / national media coverage of the announcement to introduce the scheme was mixed;
  • Public polls asking whether or not the people of Manchester wanted the charging scheme were used by anti-charging lobby groups to further their argument. However, in many cases the poll questions did not ask about the package of measures, including the public transport investment, but simply asked if the public wanted a congestion charge. The danger was that public opinion would be influenced by ‘results’ from these polls.

Drivers

  • The scheme would have been part of an investment package of £2.8 billion (€3.4 billion) in public transport schemes and improvements in the Greater Manchester conurbation;
  • Despite anti congestion charging lobby groups emerging, a business lobby group “United City” established itself in support of the investment package that included road pricing;
  • Some media coverage, including local newspaper the Manchester Evening News, presented a positive message about the ‘package’ of public transport measures that were to accompany the proposed congestion charging scheme in Manchester.
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