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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

On the A12, and in The Netherlands in general, traffic congestion is a growing problem not only with respect to accessibility, but with increasingly with respect to air quality and climate change. In the reference period prior the experiment, the average reported free-flow time on this motorway segment was 20 minutes, the average congestion delay 16 minutes.

The purpose of the experiment was to study whether reward stimulus could be a possible control instru­ment to influence mobility behaviour. In this way, congestion could be reduced at relatively low cost and in quite short time. As a secondary outcome, the negative effects of new infrastructure could be prevented.

The experiment provides scientifically based insight into the effects of positive stimuli on the participating drivers. Until now, researchers could have only made predictions based on surveys and models. Now they have their first practical experience, where different techniques and rewards have been combined into a unique experiment.