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Pricing Objectives

The following objectives were identified in Edinburgh’s Local Transport Strategy:

  • to make it easier to live without the car, or use the car less;
  • to reduce the amount of car use;
  • to encourage and facilitate walking, cycling and public transport use;
  • to reduce the adverse impacts of travel including road accidents and environmental damage, particularly for those worst affected by these impacts;
  • to enhance streets as ‘civic spaces’, where priority is given to people rather than cars;
  • to improve the ability of people with low incomes or mobility impairments to use the transport system, especially by public transport, as pedestrians or by bicycle;
  • to maintain the road network, and any other facilities for the movement of pedestrians, cyclists and bus users, to a standard suitable for safe and comfortable movement.

For the Integrated Transport Initiative (preferred strategy) the key objectives were defined:

  • To reduce congestion in and around Edinburgh
  • To achieve significant progress towards the LTS and RTS objectives and targets

And for the charging scheme specifically:

  • To reduce congestion directly;
  • To fund projects necessary to achieve the objectives of the LTS and RTS that are not fundable from existing sources;
  • To distribute the benefits from the charging scheme fairly in respect of people paying the charge.