Introduction to road pricing

Introduction to road pricing

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The emphasis of the chapter is on electronic systems, not cash or paper-based schemes, often described as multi-lane free-flow - there are no toll barriers, and no need for vehicles to stop in order to pay; stopping is undesirable since it results in congestion, pollution and accidents.

Chapter Contents:

  • 1.1 Introduction to the book
  • 1.2 Terminology
  • 1.3 Context: congestion, pollution, taxation
  • 1.4 What are not the solutions to congestion and pollution
  • 1.4.1 Improvements in public transport
  • 1.4.2 Car-sharing
  • 1.4.3 Park-and-ride schemes
  • 1.4.4 Autonomous vehicles
  • 1.4.5 Workplace Parking Levy
  • 1.4.6 Smarter travel
  • 1.5 Equity
  • 1.6 Public acceptability of road pricing
  • 1.7 Low emission zones
  • 1.8 Taxes or charges?
  • 1.9 An outline of the book
  • References

Inspec keywords: road pricing (tolls); traffic engineering computing

Other keywords: electronic systems; road pricing

Subjects: Traffic engineering computing

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