Despite improved toll collection technology, potential economic and financial benefits and acceptance of user charges for other transport facilities, governments are rarely enthusiastic about road pricing. Toll roads are usually found where road users have free access to parallel routes and urban tolling is still something of a novelty. One of the reasons for this lack of enthusiasm might be that history of free access gives rise to a sense of moral entitlement. This paper considers the following approach: to improve public debate by clarifying moral objectives to road pricing and by placing its claimed merits more clearly within the framework of a moral argument, thus encouraging a more balanced and integrated discussion of road pricing options.


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  • Accession Number: 00797444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2000 12:00AM