Introduce Road User Charge

Introduce Road User Charge

Reduce use of vehicles by introducing a road user charge. This could be zone-based (similar to Valletta scheme and London Congestion Charge) or distance based (e.g. Singapore). Benefits include: less congestion; less pollution, fewer accident; reduced road wear and tear; more road capacity that could be freed-up for cycling lanes, bus-lanes, etc. Electric vehicles could be exempted.

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This is unlikely to be palatable. However if the circulation tax is lowered and a congestion charge raised in such as way that the average cost is the same, those who drive less will save money.

Vehicle registration and road license already charges for such use.

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