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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

Scheme Design

In the present situation people are paying for car ownership and car use in six ways:

  • Luxury taxation by buying car (BPM)
  • V.A.T. on car purchase (over initial value plus BPM)
  • Road tax (MRB)
  • Surtax for provincial authorities on national road tax
  • V.A.T. on petrol
  • Excise on petrol

In the preferred final situation after introducing “Paying for use of the road” there will be a very low car tax. The luxury taxation (BPM), road tax and surtax for provincial authorities are abolished. Other taxations remain as they are now.

The principle of the system is based on paying per kilometre on all Dutch roads, differentiated according to time, place and environmental factors. The level of charge is unknown yet. There will be exceptions for: fire-brigade, police, (animal-) ambulance, motorcycles and cars that do not pay taxes now.

The Parliamentary requires cost constraint of 5% operational costs.