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Pricing road use for greater responsibility, efficiency and sustainability in cities: Social and political issues.

Bielefeldt, Christiane (2004) Pricing road use for greater responsibility, efficiency and sustainability in cities: Social and political issues. Project Report. Bristol City Council, Bristol.

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Abstract/Description

The PRoGRESS project was developed in response to a Call for Proposals by the European Commission, and more specifically, to address task 2.3.1/9 ‘Testing the
effectiveness and acceptance of urban pricing schemes’ of the Key Action ‘Sustainable Mobility and Intermodality’ within the Thematic Programme ‘Competitive and
Sustainable Growth’.

PRoGRESS addresses one of the key challenges of European transport policy by exploring the use of pricing schemes to manage demand in congested urban areas while at the same time raising revenue that will enable the substantial improvements to the public transport infrastructure that are necessary to offer people viable alternatives to private car use.

The project centres on eight sites developing and demonstrating road pricing schemes: Bristol, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Genoa, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Rome and Trondheim.
Across these sites, a number of road pricing concepts and technologies are being developed and demonstrated.

The overall PRoGRESS project is broken down into seven workpackages, one of them being WP4 Social, economic and political issues. The objective of WP4 is to develop
and assess the political, economic and social framework required for the implementation of road pricing. Deliverable 4.3 deals with consultation, both with stakeholders and the general public, and with marketing and awareness raising.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Road pricing; Urban traffic; Traffic reduction; Sustainability; Local politics; Accessibility; Mobility: Environmental responsibility;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
900 History & geography > 910 Geography & travel > 914 Geography of & travel in Europe
Library of Congress Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Item ID: 1987
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 26 May 2008 17:21
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2009 14:26
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1987

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