The paper presents the final Evaluation Results of Transprice Project within the Urban Section of the IV Framework Programme. Different pricing measures have been implemented in five European cities: Leeds, Madrid, Como, Athens and York. Similar measures were also modelled in Goteborg, Helsinki and Graz as feasibility studies. The tested measures have been HOV pricing, parking pricing, cordon pricing and road pricing. In each case different pricing strategies and price levels have been tested and evaluated from a set point of view: Economic, Financial, Energy Efficiency, Environment, Land Use and Social Equity & Public Acceptability. Afterwards the results from each indicator have been inputs for a multicriteria analysis where the aggregate impact of each measure has been evaluated. Results show that the highest impact is expected with road pricing measures, but the effectiveness of parking pricing measures seems to be relevant as an accompanying measure in every case to improved efficiency. HOV pricing proves to be applicable only in special cases. Results show also that price levels are very relevant for the final impact of the measure. The size of the city is also an important issue because the impact of the measure and the perception of traffic problems are different. Results are evaluated in terms of trip reduction, public transport increases, congestion level and price schemes. They also underline the efficiency of the package approach. For the covering abstract see IRRD E104586.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 285-96
  • Serial:
    • Volume: P430

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  • Accession Number: 00790426
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-321-6
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2000 12:00AM