Why roads policy is left on the hard shoulder

Road pricing, once seen as a solution to the problem of road congestion, has ground to a halt. This article discusses what went wrong and considers if other demand-side policies could be more successful at ending the public's love affair with the car. A road congestion charging scheme was overwhelmingly rejected at the end of last year and although the potential economic, social and environmental benefits of halting traffic growth are huge, there has always been more policy development than delivery on demand-side measures for transport. Demand-side policies like congestion charging are needed to 'get people out of their cars' and onto public transport, or walking or cycling.

  • Authors:
    • EARLY, C
  • Publication Date: 2009-2


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01147187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 24 2009 8:49AM