|Authors:||Harald Aas, Harald Minken, Hanne Samstad|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-0961-0|
Transport planners have called attention to congestion charging as a particularly suitable instrument to reduce congestion during rush hours. Nevertheless, congestion charging provokes strong opposition and is difficult to implement. This report shows that many of the myths that have been created are false, and concludes that congestion charging has worked well where it has been introduced: Congestion is much reduced; air pollution from traffic is diminished; social efficiency is improved; and once it is implemented, popular support for it has increased It is also possible to counteract any adverse equity effects. Our evidence is drawn from Singapore, London and Stockholm, the most important cities where congestion charging has been implemented.