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Title: Congestion charging: selling the concept
Authors: Ison, Stephen G.
Keywords: Transport management
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: © Thomas Telford
Citation: ISON, S.G., 2005. Congestion charging: selling the concept. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Civil Engineering, 158 (5), pp. 19-25
Abstract: The surge in urban traffic worldwide is leading to increasing problems of congestion and environmental degradation. Congestion charging is coming to be seen as one of the more effective policy options—particularly since the introduction of the central London scheme in 2003—but it remains highly controversial. This paper describes the issues of public and political acceptance and the economic arguments for congestion pricing. It also looks at the issues that need to be addressed by authorities contemplating the introduction of a charge, including use of revenue, accuracy and reliability of the monitoring technology, availability of alternatives to cars, promotion, and the importance of positive political will and leadership.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Proceedings of ICE, Civil Engineering [© Thomas Telford] and is also available at: http://www.thomastelford.com/journals/
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1680/cien.158.5.19.63673
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4330
ISSN: 0965-089X
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