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Local authority and academic attitudes to urban road pricing: a UK perspective

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    Urban road pricing as an instrument of traffic management has generated a great deal of interest in the UK in recent years. Whilst this is the case there is still no urban road pricing scheme in operation in the UK. The reason for this is primarily one of 'acceptability.' This paper, through the use of a national survey, examines the attitudes of key stakeholder groups with respect to urban road pricing. How serious is traffic congestion and traffic related pollution perceived to be by Local Authority Councillors, Officials and the Academic community in the UK? How is urban road pricing viewed by this sub-group of the population in terms of its effectiveness and public acceptance when compared to other policy options? and how could the saleability of urban road pricing be improved? This raises issues in terms of how the revenue raised from urban road pricing should be utilised, the use of urban road pricing as part of a package of measures, the concerns expressed by the stakeholders with respect to urban road pricing, such as the invasion of road users' privacy, and the type of technology which should be considered. Overall, the paper aims to further the debate among policy makers.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transport Policy.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 4 (October)
    Pages: 269-277

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:trapol:v:7:y:2000:i:4:p:269-277

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    1. P M Jones, 1991. "UK public attitudes to urban traffic problems and possible countermeasures: a poll of polls," Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 9(3), pages 245-256, June.
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    1. Ieromonachou, Petros & Warren, James, 2008. "Policy Packages as potential routes to urban road pricing in the UK," European Transport \ Trasporti Europei, ISTIEE, Institute for the Study of Transport within the European Economic Integration, issue 40, pages 106-123.
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