Congestion Charging and Car Use: A Review of Stated Preference and Opinion Studies

06 July 2016

This paper reviews 17 published congestion pricing studies with a focus on the dimensions of the stated preference or opinion survey, especially the type of charging regime and the structure of the charge. The effectiveness and acceptability of different charging regimes, as well as behavioural responses such as changes in departure time, car use, mode, residential and work location, are synthesised, and used to provide insights to enrich our understanding of the potential role that specific road pricing schemes might play in influencing behavioural change.