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Road pricing, again?

The DfT and London’s new mayor consult on two new ideas

Phil Goodwin
27 May 2016
 

It can only be coincidence that the DfT is consulting on the use of charges to reduce congestion due to unattended roadworks at weekends at the same time as the new London mayor plans to launch a ‘Toxicity Charge’ on the worst polluting vehicles. 

But both again propose charges on motorists and other road users, and therefore reflect the long, powerful economic arguments in favour and the long, powerful political objections against. For myself, I think the advantages of...

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Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin is professor of transport policy at the Centre for Transport and Society, University of West of England, Bristol, and emeritus professor at University College London. Email: philinelh@yahoo.com

 



 

 
 
 
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