Road tolls for to finance infrastructure

Gothenburg has prioritised the environmental agenda since the mid 1970ties when the acid rain hit the region very hard. Industry and transports by shipping and road traffic today dominates the environmental load in the region of west Sweden. Recently decisions have been taken for a series of measures to overcome the most urgent environmental and congestion issues. Yesterday the environmental director at Gothenburg transport authority, Anders Roth, gave an environmental seminar at Volvo Bus corporation.

Picture examplifying one possible vision for a future central junction at “Korsvägen”
In order to keep a high service level a congestion charging system will be introduced. The charging will meet multiple targets both simply to collect money and to control and direct the flow of person transports to the preferred transport means and to the preferred geographical routs.
I am of course happy to see that buses with an environmental profile will become a part of the solution. I have previously written in the blog about how high capacity buses and buses with low environmental load, such as hybrid buses, actually perform better than all other alternatives for person transports. And, naturally I’m glad to see that some of the high performing buses are on the agenda to be prioritised. 

About volvobuses

Adjunct Professor of Catalysis at Chalmers University of Technology. Lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, with my wife and three daughters born in 1991, 1994 and 1997. Is a passionate runner.
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One Response to Road tolls for to finance infrastructure

  1. Fantastic read, Buses with environmental profile will surely help.
    Volvo Buses

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