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 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.
This report discusses how congestion charging can become an equitable part of a decarbonised transport system in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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