Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Decongesting our Cities

Summary and Conclusions

Policy Insights

  • Present congestion charging in a positive light, as value pricing or decongestion charging, rather than as an additional tax.
  • Consider congestion charging as part of sustainable urban mobility plans.
  • Make more use of HOT lanes and peak pricing on tolled expressways.
  • Ensure adequate user choice to accommodate responses to congestion charging.
  • Ensure that congestion charging revenues are used effectively and in ways that have public support.
  • Hypothecate revenues from congestion charges flexibly.
  • Use differentiated congestion charges to maximise the benefits and minimise the costs.

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