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What Vancouver can learn from London about mobility pricing | CBC News

A London city planner says the U.K. capital’s mobility pricing program could be an effective strategy to combat Vancouver’s congestion woes.

Mobility pricing refers to any fees or service charges or tolls associated with transportation costs, such as fuel taxes, transit fares, bridge and road tolls, and road usage charges.

An independent commission is currently studying how mobility pricing can address congestion in Metro Vancouver.

London introduced a congestion charging scheme in 2003. Drivers entering a zone in the central area of the London Metropolitan Region between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the week are charged £11.50 ($20) daily.

Ben Plowden, director of strategy and planning for transport for London, says the congestion charging scheme has been beneficial.

“It significantly reduced congestion and delay, which was a big problem for the economy in that part of the city,” Plowden said.

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What Vancouver can learn from London about mobility pricing | CBC News.

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