Policy Article

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


  • Laaser
  • C.-F.
Publication Date

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.

Kiel Institute Expert


Key Words

  • infrastructure
  • Infrastruktur
  • spatial planning
  • Transport policy
  • user fees