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Civitas elan 3 2 study of congestion charging and dialogue on pricing

Marko Slavulj, Ph.D.University of ZagrebFaculty of Transport and Traffic SciencesZagreb, 10 October2013

CIVITAS-ELAN

3.2. Study of congestion charging and dialogue on pricing


Presentation overview

Presentation overview

  • Measureobjectives

  • Implementationprocess

  • Measureoutcomes

    • Impactevaluation

    • Processevaluation

  • Lessionslearnedfrom the process

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Measure objectives

Measure objectives

The most frequent problem of urban mobility is traffic congestion caused by car overflow.

Many cities are built around historic cores that are not suitable for modern traffic conditions.

Streets are usually too narrow and without the ability for expansion which means that traffic problems have to be solved by some other means and activities (e.g. introducing solutions from the domain of intelligent transport systems, implementing more restrictive traffic policies etc.).

Measure 3.2 explored possibilities for the introduction of a congestion charging scheme in the City of Zagreb, by conducting a study on congestion charging.

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The study was aimed at

The study was aimed at:

Exploring traffic congestion in the city centre area.

Exploring limiting exhaust emissions, vibrations and noise caused by traffic.

Exploring the possibility of introducing to the public a polluter-pays-principle in urban transport.

Exploring the possibility of reducing the number of vehicles entering the city centre.

Fostering the use of PT, cycling and walking.

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Implementation process

Implementation process

Throughout the surveys and public discussions with citizens and businesses, as well as closed (technical) meetings with traffic professionals, engineers and local authorities it was decided that the most efficient way to introduce congestion charging in the city is to introduce an indirect model.

Specifically, the use of vignettes in defined zone of the city was chosen. The vignettes would be controlled by the city police officers who are already obliged to control traffic conditions in the city anyhow. This solution does not require expensive investments into the traffic infrastructure (e.g. toll booths, cameras, control centre etc.) and can be implemented relatively easy.

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Implementation process1

Implementation process

Within the study a possible eco-zone in the city centre of approximately 2 km² has been defined

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Implementation process2

Implementation process

The price of the vignette is determined by the type of engines, i.e. engines with lower Euro-standard (larger polluters) will pay a higher amount.

Vignettes are categorized into five types (green, yellow, red, grey and white).

White vignettes are related to electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles and will be free of charge

The penalty for not having a vignette will be as much as the price of the most expensive vignette (133.33 €). Vignettes will apply to Croatian number plates.

It is estimated that in the case of an introduction of the eco-zone in the City of Zagreb the number ofvehicles in the zone would be reduced by 10% and air quality would increase by 15%.

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Implementation process3

Implementation process

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Measure outcomes impact evaluation

Measure outcomes - Impact evaluation

The measure 3.2 did not consider a real life implementation of congestion charging. Hence only one impact of the measure 3.2 can be detected:

Acceptance level of the congestion charging policy

Since the measure implemented different activities with the purpose of raising the acceptance level of congestion charging, it is expected that this level will increase. The survey among citizens and business subjects, conducted on the measure level, was used to evaluate this impact.

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Measure outcomes impact evaluation1

Measure outcomes - Impact evaluation

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Measure outcomes process evaluation

Measure outcomes - Process evaluation

During the whole project lifetime there were no deviations from the original plan.

Barriers

Preparation phase - Lack of data

Implementation phase - Commitment of key stakeholders, Public acceptance

Drivers

Preparation phase - Availability of literature and best practice

Implementation phase - Personal motivation, Cooperation with other CIVITAS measure leaders, ZFOT students

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Measure outcomes process evaluation1

Measure outcomes - Process evaluation

Participation

Partner 1: Zagreb Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences (ZFOT)

Partner 2: City of Zagreb - City Office for Strategic Planning and City Development

Partner 3: NGO ODRAZ

Stakeholders

Stakeholder 1: Citizens and business subjects

institutions - City Transport and Traffic Department. Ministry of Interior. Zagreb Traffic Police. Croatian Auto Club. Zagreb Parking Company. Agency for Commercial Business. Representatives of city community boards. NGO Green Action.

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Lessions learned from the process

Lessions learned from the process

  • Lesson 1 – Importance of stakeholders

  • dealing with complex traffic engineering problems, a wide range of stakeholders needs to be included

  • citizens and stakeholders have to be considered as a part of the solution and not as a problem

  • importance of the media has to be recognized as well

  • Lesson 2 – Dissemination of relevant information

  • The information sharing needs to include all relevant data, e.g. explaining the full set of benefits to the users of the measure might be highly beneficial.

  • In the particular case, the results of the surveys show that the business subjects realized that they could benefit from congestion charging regime (faster delivery, increased number of pedestrians).

  • congestion charging income would be invested into alternative transport modes

  • Lesson 3 – Importance of data

  • Without the data it is not possible to realistically derive appropriate solution for a specific traffic environment.

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Thank you for your attention

Thank you for your attention!

University of Zagreb

Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences

  • http://www.fpz.unizg.hr

  • Marko Slavulj, Ph.D.

  • Department of Urban transport

    [email protected]

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