Congestion pricing in Stockholm - long term effects and transferability

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Coordinator Kungliga tekniska högskolan - Institutionen för transporter och samhällsekonomi
Funding from Vinnova SEK 2 500 000
Project duration December 2008 - July 2012
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The aim of the project is to give answers to the following questions about the congestion tax in Stockholm: - What will the long term effects on the trafffic in Stockholm be? - Are there experiences in Stockholm transferable to other cities? - What are the effects outside the transport sector - in particular on labour market and on the economic growth? - Is the congestion pricing system in Stockholm well disigned?

Results and expected effects

The project is supposed to answer these questions based on profound analysises whith high scientific stringency. The aim is to make the result internationally accessible by scientific publication and dissemination at conferences, international visits etc.

Approach and implementation

The project consists of four subprojects. The middle and long-term effects of congestion pricing will be studied in the first subproject by following up the analysises and measurements that are continuously carried out by the city of Stockholm. To be able to ex ante predict the effects of congestion pricing in some other city, one has to apply some transport forecasting model. What could be learnt from Stockholm is how reliable such models could be, which is to be studied in the second subproject. In the third subproject we intend to study the labour market effects by reformulating a model that has attracted much attention in the scientific litterature. In the fourth subproject we will further develop existing transport models to create better tools for optimising the pricing system.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2008-03187

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