Research Output

Pricing road use for greater responsibility, efficiency and sustainability in cities: Social and political issues.

  The PRoGRESS project was developed in response to a Call for Proposals by the European Commission, and more specifically, to address task 2.3.1/9 ‘Testing the
effectiveness and acceptance of urban pricing schemes’ of the Key Action ‘Sustainable Mobility and Intermodality’ within the Thematic Programme ‘Competitive and
Sustainable Growth’.

PRoGRESS addresses one of the key challenges of European transport policy by exploring the use of pricing schemes to manage demand in congested urban areas while at the same time raising revenue that will enable the substantial improvements to the public transport infrastructure that are necessary to offer people viable alternatives to private car use.

The project centres on eight sites developing and demonstrating road pricing schemes: Bristol, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Genoa, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Rome and Trondheim.
Across these sites, a number of road pricing concepts and technologies are being developed and demonstrated.

The overall PRoGRESS project is broken down into seven workpackages, one of them being WP4 Social, economic and political issues. The objective of WP4 is to develop
and assess the political, economic and social framework required for the implementation of road pricing. Deliverable 4.3 deals with consultation, both with stakeholders and the general public, and with marketing and awareness raising.

  • Type:

    Project Report

  • Date:

    01 March 2004

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Bristol City Council

  • Projects:

    PROGRESS Consortium, Project 2000-CM.10390

  • Funders:

    European Commission

Citation

Bielefeldt, C. (2004). Pricing road use for greater responsibility, efficiency and sustainability in cities: Social and political issues.

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Keywords

Road pricing; Urban traffic; Traffic reduction; Sustainability; Local politics; Accessibility; Mobility:Environmental responsibility;

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