Cities that have implemented congestion charging have experienced a range of benefits including up to 30% less traffic, reduced congestion, lower emissions, and revenue from the scheme improving transport options.

However, given those on the lowest incomes in Aotearoa New Zealand spend up to 28% of their income on transport costs, it’s important that the policy doesn’t end up hitting them the hardest.

WSP Fellow Tom James presented his research into how congestion charging can become an equitable part of a decarbonised transport system in Aotearoa New Zealand.

After a period of structured discussion, a Q&A session allowed viewers to submit questions for consideration.

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