Is a peak hour congestion charge fair?
Australian cities must follow London, Singapore, Stockholm, Milan and New York City by introducing a congestion charge suggests a new report from The Grattan Institute.
The reports author Marion Terrill believes that almost 40 per cent fewer cars would enter the CBD area with the introduction of a modest charge, increasing speeds across the network by one per cent.
Progressive cities such as Vancouver, Beijing and Jakarta are also in the process of implementing a similar charge to battle congestion.
The report showed that people who drive to the city each day for work are more than twice as likely to earn a six-figure salary.
“The CBD is well-serviced by public transport, which is how most people get there.” said Ms Terrill.
The charges would only apply during peak periods.
Do you think the introduction of a peak hour congestion charge in most Australian capitial cities makes sense?