Congestion Charges are used to reduce traffic congestion, especially at periods of peak use. The charges or other forms of congestion pricing can be used for toll roads, public transport, slots in canals and airports. The term is most often used to payments for the use in public roads. Currently congestion charges for urban roads are in effect in a few cities including:

  • London
  • Stockholm
  • Singapore
  • Milan

Not everyone likes this new type of fee even though it has reduced congestion where it‘s implemented. Critics feel that charging congestion fees are not fair as for people living in the communities it‘s just another tax and retail businesses suffer from having fewer customers.