How Can Cities Harness Mobility Pricing to Reduce Congestion, Promote Fairness, and Support Investment in Transportation Infrastructure?

This paper seeks to provide insights regarding the use of congestion charging as a policy for regulating traffic demand and reducing congestion. Congestion charging has been researched for almost 100 years and the empirical evidence of its application and effectiveness are convincing. However, as an implemented policy, congestion charging is underutilized. This report identifies the primary reasons for this: a lack of understanding and confidence in the effectiveness of congestion charging, and concerns regarding public acceptance and fairness. This paper discusses congestion charging, meaning pricing the use of roads with the objective of reducing the negative impacts car use has on society, including congestion, emissions, traffic safety issues, etc. Although congestion charging typically generates a positive revenue stream which can be used for various investments, it is not usually a primary objective.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: 1 PDF file, 373 KB, 8p.
  • Monograph Title: Canadian Transportation Research Forum 53rd Annual Conference - The Future of Canada's Transportation System//L'avenir du systéme de transport du Canada - Gatineau, Québec, June 3-6, 2018

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  • Accession Number: 01723240
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2019 2:02PM