Improving access and reducing emissions in Europe’s cities

30 June 2008  •  Author(s): Chris Humphrey, Project Manager of CURACAO & Principle Consultant of Transport & Travel Research Ltd

The unsustainable levels of congestion and pollution affecting Europe’s cities are being tackled by a range of measures, including charging road users to drive into town centres during peak hours. In this article Dr. Chris Humphrey gives an update on progress with the CURACAO project, which seeks to share research and good practice on road pricing between European cities.

The issue of road congestion has steadily climbed up the policy agenda of many national governments in recent years. Traffic levels in major European towns and cities continue to rise, causing increasing delays, accidents and noise. The European Commission estimates that a staggering €100 billion, or 1% of the EU’s GDP, is lost to congestion each year.

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