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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



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What Are The Policy Implications?

It is important that any city considering URUC specifies its objectives clearly.  Those objectives will apply to the overall strategy of which URUC might form a part.  There is growing evidence, as set out in Section 2.5, of the ways in which such overall strategies might best be designed.

URUC may well be designed to contribute to a limited sub-set of the overall objectives, such as congestion relief and environmental protection.  Indeed it appears that it will be easier to promote URUC if the objectives which it is designed to meet are limited in number.

Whatever the objectives of URUC, it will be necessary to demonstrate that URUC is the most effective way of meeting them.  The chosen objectives will also influence the way in which a URUC scheme is designed, as discussed in Chapter 3.  Other objectives of the overall strategy (for example economic regeneration) should be treated as constraints on the design of the URUC scheme.