In March 2020 Infrastructure Victoria released their report ‘Good Move – Fixing Transport Congestion‘.
The report points out that if we don’t change, several things will get worse, including congestion and travel time variability:
The report describes how road user charges can solve those problems:
Infrastructure Victoria suggest five principles for road user charges, including a regard for equity:
Equity and fairness
Infrastructure Victoria point out that making things free (or cheap) for all road users doesn’t necessarily deliver benefits to people on low incomes, because all road users are impacted by congestion:
Streets Alive Yarra supports Infrastructure Victoria’s call for the introduction of transport pricing. We’ve discussed this in more detail on the following pages:
Published on 20th August 2020