Host name: Will Fooks (GTA)
Scribe: Tim Hays
Applying London’s congestion charge in Melbourne
How would it work?
Motorists pay for roads at point of use.
Including political factors and current parking levy.
No exemptions for people living in the outer fringes.
Discount for disabled people outside the zones taxis etc.
Exemptions for emergency vehicles and car share schemes.
Charge freight in the name of efficiency to allow goods in and out for businesses daily operations.
No discount inside or outside the zone due to the availability of public transport in the CBD.
Disagreement on whether to apply it to the free tram zone or not.
Charge autonomous vehicles for the future, additional charge for no passengers.
Where does the revenue from this charge go?
Sustainable transport options such as bike paths and public transport.
How much should be charged?
Prices varies depending on day and time e.g. higher chargers for peak periods.
$10 for each trip per day into the city.