Policy Article

Road Tolls and the Spatial Division of Labour: Global and Regional Aspects (original publication German only)

Hesse, M. (Hrsg.), Neue Rahmenbedingungen, Herausforderungen und Strategien für die großräumige Verkehrsentwicklung. ARL, Hannover.

Measures to increase the efficiency of infrastructure utilization by means of user-dependent transport financing schemes are not in conflict with the global economic conditions: the challenges and requirements for domestic infrastructure networks will tend to increase in the future. At the same time, user fees can also bring about a change in the pattern of spatial division of labor. The author points out that the environmental and accessibility objectives pursued by the regional planning policy would be significantly enhanced by a conversion of transport revenue financing to a system of user charges.