LONDON CONGESTION CHARGING RESEARCH PROGRAMME: PRINCIPAL FINDINGS. PREPARED BY THE MVA CONSULTANCY

This report is a summary of the principal findings of the London Congestion Charging Programme, which was initiated by the Department of Transport (DOT) in 1991. The programme attempted to answer questions about: (1) the primary components and characteristics of a London congestion charging system; (2) the basis and nature of its charges; (3) its main technology options; (4) its critical operating and administrative issues; (5) its impacts on travel patterns, the environment, and London's economy; (6) its advantages and disadvantages, and how they might be affected by combining it with other measures; (7) its likely costs and benefits; and (8) its implementation issues. The principal findings concern: (1) the charged area, times and vehicles; (2) the technology and administration of charging; (3) the general impacts of charging; (4) the impacts on individuals and London's economy; (5) the effects of two illustrative schemes; (6) costs, revenues and benefits; and (7) implementation considerations. The programme has greatly increased understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of congestion charging in London. New information was obtained about the likely nature and extent of travellers' responses to charges.

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    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 61 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00715976
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-11-551753-7
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM