How might road pricing affect the cost of your commute?
The Mayors’ Plan proposed several new funding sources for regional
transportation. Voters rejected a PST hike, and the BC
government has ruled out using a share of the carbon tax. Road pricing
is one of the few remaining options on the table.
The Mayors have proposed phasing out the current
gas tax (17 cents/L) in favour of a per-kilometre charge for road usage. This app allows you
to calculate the cost of any trip in Metro Vancouver under different hypothetical
levels of gas tax and road pricing.
What you currently pay:
What you would pay:
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What is road pricing?
Road pricing is one type of mobility pricing. Like bridge tolls, parking fees and transit
fares, mobility pricing makes the people who use infrastructure pay for its construction and
upkeep. By charging drivers for using the road network, road pricing is also used to manage
congestion and efficiency of the system by influencing demand. The Mayors’ Plan includes hypothetical
plans to implement more comprehensive mobility pricing (with possible road pricing) within five to 10 years.