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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

Pricing Objectives

Congestion

It is Manchester’s economic success that has become its ‘Achilles’ heel’ in that the prosperity of business and economic growth in the area is the main cause of one of its greatest problems and future challenges: congestion.

It is argued that if left unchecked, congestion in Greater Manchester will not only result in greater pollution, poor air quality and higher carbon emissions but will also damage the local economy.

It is estimated that congestion could cause the loss of around 30,000 jobs in the next 15 years1].

Public Transport

It is considered that the numbers using public transport to commute into Manchester have risen by approximately a third since 20002]. Overcrowding is a recognised problem on the local rail and Metrolink networks.

Improvements and extensions to the public transport system included the further development of Metrolink (the light rail / tram system) and were part of the planned £2.7 billion (3.2 billion) public transport investment package. It should be noted that in the case of Metrolink this was in addition to a £0.6 billion (€0.7 billion) funding package that was confirmed during 2008.