Analyses of the Stockholm congestion charging trial
|Coordinator||Kungliga tekniska högskolan - Institutionen för transporter och samhällsekonomi|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 600 000|
|Project duration||November 2006 - August 2011|
Purpose and goal
The city of Stockholm has tested congestion pricing for seven months during 2006. The trial has been subject to an extensive assessment based on a series of measurements before and during the trial including effects on congestion, traffic, travel pattern, road safety, environmental impacts, shopping pattern, distribution traffic, business activities, regional economy, attitudes, user benefits. This has generated a unique data set. Then aim is to use this data set to document the effects of the trial in a number of reports for international publication.
Results and expected effects
One report will describe the political process behind the charging trial and its effects on traffic volumes, congestion and travel patterns. One report will study the economic efficiency and the distributional effects of the trial. One report will deal with the citizens´ attitudes towards the trial and its effects. The ambition is that the reports shall be published in international journals.
Approach and implementation
The project will generate knowledge about the charging trial in several dimensions. This knowledge will be useful for improving the design of the charging system in Stockholm and for other metropolitan areas considering implementing congestion pricing.