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Road Pricing And Urban Freight Transport: Practices And Developments From The BESTUFS Project

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040871

Volume

75

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

1,135 kb

Author(s)

M. Ruesch

Abstract

This paper gives an overview on the situation, practices and developments relating to road pricing in Europe in an urban freight context. It is based on the outcome of the BESTUFS project (Best Urban Freight Solutions, 2000-2003, [1, 15]), a thematic network project within the 5th Framework Program of the European Commission and projects relating to freight transport and road pricing carried out by Rapp Trans AG. The main focus of the content is on practices with implemented pricing schemes in European urban areas (e.g. London) and on implemented schemes in urban areas are designed originally for passenger transport, the contribution will take the view from the freight transport side. Success and failure factors have been identified and finally some conclusions and recommendations for the implementation are made. Keywords: road pricing, urban frei

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