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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

Impacts Predictability

Prior to the start of congestion charging, the impact on the city (particularly from the point of view of businesses) was largely unknown.

There was a great deal of uncertainty and fear about the impact on business margins, particularly in the long term.

Business-related trade associations including the Freight Transport Association have been long-term opponents of the charge, arguing that the scope to organize delivery schedules outside of charging hours had already been exploited to the full and that all existing operations would need to continue using the network at chargeable times.