The opposite of congestion pricing – and it works


Unclogging roads by offering a reward (Road Pricing, Oct. 3, 2011)

Also discussed here: Spitscoren (English translation – how it works)

The carrot works more than the stick, so the saying goes. Today’s review article comes from Rotterdam in Holland where a system based on rewarding off peak use, instead of a congestion charge, has achieved modest results after three years. This may be the solution toward existing clogged roads which have been free of charges and where the imposition of a new toll would be very unpopular. It gives “going Dutch” a different meaning!

To see Key Quotes and Links to key reports, click HERE

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One Response

  1. How about stop discouraging transit use by charging fares that simply lower ROI, and punish riders for saving energy. Transit riders are not exempt from paying for all the costs of the autosystem, including paying with their lives in energy wars. Why do we charge them to ride the bus?

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