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The Swedish Congestion Charges: Lessons Learnt
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Traffic analysis and logistics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3738-9318
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Transport economics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9235-0232
2018 (English)In: Road Pricing: Technologies, economics and acceptability / [ed] John Walker, IET , 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The charging systems in Sweden show that congestion charges can be an efficient (socio-economically beneficial) and effective policy measure for combating urban congestion. Furthermore, the technology of the Swedish charging systems has proven to work well, with high accuracy of correctly identified vehicles using the video technique with ANPR. The case of Gothenburg demonstrates this measure is not only less efficient if initial congestion levels are low, but also less efficient in the long run: the effects are declining in the long run. In Stockholm, the effects have increased over the years. The difference between the cities in this respect could be a result of the lower density city structure and high car dependence in Gothenburg. From this perspective, congestion charges are likely most successful in cities where congestion levels are high and where there exist good alternatives to driving.

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IET , 2018.
Keywords [en]
Congestion charging, Congestion relief, Impact study, Long term, Technology, Efficiency, Peak hour, Price, Elasticity
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Transport Systems and Logistics
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00 Road: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, 02 Road: Economics; 20 Road: Traffic engineering, 22 Road: Traffic control and traffic information
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-12553DOI: 10.1049/PBTR008E_ch14OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-12553DiVA, id: diva2:1161234
Available from: 2017-11-29 Created: 2017-11-29 Last updated: 2018-05-18Bibliographically approved

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