Traffic Cordon charges for vehicles going to the CBD – Radio Segment

Will drivers pay more to drive in the CBD

There is a continuing trend to implement high tolls for people driving cars into city areas

New York’s governor has suggested that unless some form of dynamic pricing is imposed on motorists in the city, there will be a 30% hike in public transit fares and tolls.

Cordon charges around a CBD are rather a blunt instrument hitting one type of user hard.

Town planners are pushing for a wider road user charge where vehicles are taxed based on how far they travel, where they travel and when they travel.

Work by Sydney University suggests that if registration fees were reduced and vehicles were charged 5 cents a kilometre if they travel in the peak period, governments would be no worse off.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto