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Effects of increased peak hour congestion charge

Project Number: 451

Project Leader: Ida Kristoffersson

Start Date: 2016-01-01

End Date: 2016-12-31

Description:
Research Question In the first ten years no change was made to the amount charged as congestion charge in Stockholm. From January 2016 the amount has however been raised substantially during peak hours, but only marginally during off-peak hours. Similar changes to the charging system were done in Gothenburg where the peak hour charge was increased in January 2015, already two years after the introduction. This project will investigate the effects of an increase in peak hour congestion charge. Is traffic reduced in peak hour? What happens during off-peak hours?

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