Managed lanes: promoting some uses while funding infrastructure

Managed Lanes

The spatial, financial and environmental pressures cities face limit municipalities’ ability to build new lanes in built-up areas or extend existing road networks. Future public transportation requirements can no longer be met by building new road or rail infrastructure.

Managed lanes meet three objectives: maintaining an optimal service level on the road in question or the motorway, achieved through a reduction in the volume of traffic by influencing the price or journey time, improving the commercial speed of public transportation lines and producing revenues to finance projects on the thoroughfare concerned.

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What scale of implementation?

  • Local

Who pays?

  • Taxpayer

What secondary benefits for the community?

  • CO2 emissions mitigation
  • Modal shift toward less carbonized modes / behaviours
  • Traffic jam mitigation / Ridership decrease

Other solutions to discover:

Taxe sensible aux émissions

Putting a price on carbon to control emissions more effectively

The carbon tax and carbon emission quotas are economic measures aimed at making polluters pay in proportion to their emissions (the polluter pays principle) and ultimately to steer companies’ and citizens’ behaviours and decisions towards a reduction in polluting emissions.
Zombie Tax

Zombie tax: emptying the streets, filling (robo)taxis

The zombie tax aims to steer autonomous vehicles towards certain uses (shared vehicles rather than empty vehicles), in certain areas (with limited public transportation) and at certain times (off-peak hours).
L'affectation des taxes sur le carburant à la mobilité

Allocating fuel tax revenues to mobility

Traditionally, US States used vehicle registration fees, firstly as a one-off payment and then as an annual tax; from 1919 and the introduction of a fuel tax, infrastructure construction became financed through an indirect tax collected on the fuel sales price.

La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.