Cambridge has experienced unprecedented growth which, combined with the city's narrow streets, has resulted in severe congestion. This chapter outlines a new system proposed for electronic congestion metering which is dynamic and immediately responsive to actual conditions. A charge would be levied for a unit of congested road (0.5km or 1/3 of a mile) and not levied when the road is not congested. The threshold is set at 4 stops within half a kilometre or when the time taken to travel half a kilometre exceeds three minutes. Payment would be by a prepaid smart card and the system controlled by microwave beacons. Trials have been carried out and the information gained will be used in modelling work to determine the economic implications of congestion charging. For the covering abstract see IRRD 877091.

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  • Publication Date: 1995


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  • Accession Number: 00723029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-85628-594-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM