The Metro Vancouver Mobility Pricing Study addresses congestion in a fast-growing metro area, while considering shared mobility. At its heart, it acknowledges that shared mobility and transit reduces congestion, but that reduced congestion in turn encourages single occupancy vehicle trips. To remedy this conundrum, the planners propose what they call a “decongestion charge,” which captures the value of being able to drive these less-congested trips. The revenue could be returned to mobility investments. The plan also analyzes both point-based and zone-based charges, and present next steps.
Updated May 2018