www.curacaoproject.eu                      CURACAO - coordination of urban road-user charging organisational issues                   Funded by the EU

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

Technology Used

The system uses Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology.

The CCTV cameras record the vehicle registration (number plate) of all vehicles that enter the charging zone between 07:00 and 18:00, Monday to Friday. The ANPR technology converts the details captured in the image into text which can be compared to the database of valid payments, exemptions and discounts.

A typical ANPR image is shown below.




Ways to pay

The charge can be paid in a number of ways:

  • Via the world wide web1];
  • By telephone - through a contact centre;
  • In some retail outlets and petrol filling stations;
  • At self-service machines located in major car parks;
  • By post; and 
  • Users can also register to pay the charge using their mobile phone - SMS text messaging.