Is Congestion Charging Inevitable for Australia Cities (and maybe elsewhere)?


Productive Cities: opportunity in a changing economy(51 page pdf, Jane-Frances Kelly and Peter Mares, Gratton Institute, May 2013)

Also discussed here: Congestion Charges Necessary For Sustainable Australian Cities: Study(The Motor Report TMR, May 9, 2013)

And here: Congestion charging for roads: local pressures and international experience(11 page pdf, John Daley, Gratton Institute, Jan. 31, 2011)

Today we review a research report from Australia’s Gratton Institute which examines the need for congestion charging to meet the challenges of congestion and its impact on the economy (doubling in the next decade to $20 billion/yr) as well as the need for new revenue to support other forms of transportation for those who commute. More than 80% of commuters are more than 45 minutes drive away from their place of work and this will only get worse with increased population and congestion and without road pricing.

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

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