Green light: next generation road user charging for a healthier, more liveable, London

This report argues that London should continue to lead the way in making the most of new technology and start to develop a simpler, smarter and fairer system of road user charging in the capital. The report sets out proposals for a new scheme, one which would charge drivers on a per-mile basis based on: 1. Distanced travelled; 2. Vehicle emissions; 3. Local levels of congestion and pollution, and 4. Availability of public transport alternatives. The report argues that such scheme would reflect the true impact of individual vehicle journeys. The scheme would be integrated with London’s wider transport system and be accessible via an app and digital platform. This would allow Londoners to compare, plan and pay for all journeys in one place. Ultimately it would encourage drivers to leave their cars at home when possible, by providing them with alternative travel options. The report highlights why the current system – including the Congestion Charge and ULEZ, will need updating; by 2025, London could have five separate charging schemes, with different vehicle standards, hours of operation, charge amounts and payment arrangements. This will create a confusing system for drivers to navigate.


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  • Pagination: 91p

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  • Accession Number: 01704753
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: May 20 2019 10:18AM