TITLE

Making Road Pricing Publicly Acceptable

AUTHOR(S)
Simpson, Barry
PUB. DATE
October 2000
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Oct2000, Vol. 2 Issue 8, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article looks at a way to make road pricing politically and publicly acceptable in Great Britain. The writer contends that acceptability can be greatly increased by adopting two principles. Firstly, make road pricing optional rather than compulsory, and secondly, ensure that those who pay are getting their money's worth. These two principles are illustrated in the case of people who choose to pay for private medicine. Road pricing could also be introduced as part of busway projects. The feasibility of this proposal lies in the fact that most busways are used far below capacity and could accommodate other vehicles. Many cities have enough bus lanes to introduce a credible road pricing system. Paper licensing systems could be introduced for those interested in using the bus lanes.
ACCESSION #
11510605

 

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