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Research Report 320 Impact of urban form and other characteristics on the implementation of urban road pricing

Published: | Category: Integrated land use and transport systems , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

The purpose of this research report was to review the use of congestion charging schemes in relation to the urban form of a selection of international cities.

The study concentrated on Singapore, London, Stockholm and Rome and drew comparisons to the New Zealand environment, particularly Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga, and Christchurch.

Through the evaluation of the international systems, this research intended to highlight the benefits and characteristics that could be used to manage the increasing congestion, and provide better travel demand management solutions in New Zealand.

In particular, the research benchmarked the technology used in relation to the travel patterns, geography and urban form.

Keywords: Access control, area licensing, charging, congestion, distance-based, electronic, image-based, Italy, London, manual toll, number plate, road pricing, road user charging, Singapore, Stockholm, transponder, urban form, vehicle positioning

Publication details

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  • Published: 2007
  • Reference: 320
  • ISBN/ISSN: ISBN 0-478-28732-1 ISSN 1177-0600