New pricing measures
The construction, maintenance and operation of an urban transport system can be a financial challenge for European cities. At the same time the existing pricing structures for different modes do not reflect the actual societal costs to individual users. This leads to unsustainable and inefficient use of existing services and infrastructure. There is an enormous potential for successful implementations of sustainable urban transport systems using new pricing mechanisms. Different innovative tax regimes, pay per use schemes, and pay for availability schemes throughout Europe can be considered to help transition cities towards more sustainable and efficient use of transportation systems.
TIDE will look at three pricing measures: road user charging in urban areas, parking charge policies, efficient and convenient pricing and charging for multimodal trips.
Published on 28 Feb 2013
Updated on 28 Feb 2013