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

What Is The Importance Of The Theme?

Urban road user charging will change the costs of travel by car and by competing modes. It will also change the costs of commercial vehicle operation. Behavioural responses to these changes will also affect the environment in and around the charged area. All of these changes can be expected to influence the costs of doing business in the charged area. They may also change property prices and residential location choices. The scale and direction of these impacts are difficult to estimate, and will be further affected by perceptions of the impact of pricing, any complementary policy initiatives, the resulting image of the charged area, and its relationship with competing centres.

These uncertain economic impacts are frequently cited as one of the main reasons for cities’ reluctance to introduce urban road user charging. This is reflected in the results of the User Needs Assessment Questionnaire, in which our 21 city users ranked this topic second out of nine in terms of importance to them.