Meaning of road pricing in English:

road pricing



mass noun
  • The practice of charging motorists to use busy roads at certain times, especially to relieve congestion in urban areas.

    ‘That, at least in theory, might make increased charges to urban motorists that would accompany the introduction of road pricing easier to swallow.’
    • ‘While this policy may work in some areas, traffic densities in most rural areas would make road pricing difficult to sustain.’
    • ‘The notion that taxation might be used to adjust for externalities is gaining currency among policymakers for example, the ‘polluter pays’ principle and road pricing to reduce congestion.’
    • ‘Even if technical barriers could be overcome road pricing remains highly controversial politically.’
    • ‘Gradually, the EU is also turning its attention to policy instruments such as pollution taxes, road pricing, and other market-based measures.’
    • ‘So far, such a sophisticated use of road pricing in cities to reduce pollution and congestion problems is limited.’
    • ‘The government could use revenue raised from road pricing for redistributive measures, including better public transport.’
    • ‘From the motorist's perspective the most important bottom line is possibly that the outfit recommends a tax increase, rather than a neutral substitution of road pricing for current transport revenue sources.’
    • ‘Loveday found that 56% of respondents supported the concept of electronic road pricing.’
    • ‘London has shown that the public will accept road pricing, and has also shown that it can be used to reduce traffic.’