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Social Impacts of Time and Space-Based Road Pricing Roundtable

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Road pricing still remains highly controversial in public debates despite the strong consensus among economists about its effectiveness and feasibility.

Several attempts to introduce road pricing have failed politically due to perceived equity concerns. Despite that, the social and distributional impacts on different stakeholders are still poorly assessed by practitioners.

The objectives of this Roundtable were to:
1. Understand the current state of international practices in conducting social and distributional impact analysis, specifically applied to road pricing assessment.
2. Share information on mitigation strategies to minimise the negative social and distributional impacts and maximise the effectiveness of such strategies. 
3. Explore recent developments in social impact assessment and modelling methodologies used to inform the policy design, enhance transparency and identify and mitigate risks.


Chair's Summary

Stephen Perkins, International Transport Forum

Long-term Effects of the Swedish Congestion Charges

Maria Börjesson, SwedishNational Road and Transport Research Institute

Urban Toll: Rethinking Acceptability through Accessibility

Yves Crozet and Aurélie Mercieer, Laboratoire Aménagement Economie Transports

Mitigating and Minimising the Distributional Impact of Road Pricing

Scott Wilson, D'Artagnan Pacific Pty Ltd

Reforming Private and Public Urban Transport Pricing

Stef Proost, KULeuven

Assessing the Distributive Impacts of a Congestion Charge Using a Synthetic Population Model

Jillian Anable, ITS Leeds and Phil Goodwin, University College London

Shared Mobility Modelling

Luis Martinez, International Transport Forum

Taking into Account the Dynamics of Departure Time Choices

Vincent Van Den Berg, VU Amsterdam