The Effects of Traffic Restraint Options in Bristol



The Effects of Traffic Restraint Options in Bristol

Authors

BAUGHAN B, COLLIS H and DUNN P, Ove Arup and Partners, UK

Description

Road pricing is not new in Britain. The first parking meters were introduced in London about 40 years ago and Bristol was the second city in the country to use them. They were introduced for policy reasons, so that on-street space was reserved for short t

Abstract

Road pricing is not new in Britain. The first parking meters were introduced in London about 40 years ago and Bristol was the second city in the country to use them. They were introduced for policy reasons, so that on-street space was reserved for short term parkers, not primarily as a means of making money. In the UK changes for moving along roads were common on the turnpikes of the 17th and 18th centuries and remain today on toll bridges and tunnels such as the Dartford and Severn crossings. These toils are primarily to pay for construction and operation of the infrastructure, not as a means of traffic restraint. Such tolls are common throughout the world and in many countries including France, Spain and Italy the main motorways are toll roads.

Publisher

Association for European Transport