Weight tax and taxes on HGV traffic in Europe

Poids lourds sur l'autoroute A4

According to the CITEPA, in 2017, HGVs accounted for 5.7% of total COemissions in France and roughly 20% of annual CO2equivalent emissions in the transport sector. In addition, a significant share of negative externalities related to the road (pollution, congestion, noise, etc.) is due to HGVs which damage roads more than passenger cars. However, goods carriers do not contribute to road network maintenance proportionately to their effect on it. This inconsistency further complicates the funding of mobility. In view of this inconsistency, effective solutions have been implemented for several decades.

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What scale of implementation?

  • National

Who pays?

  • Companies

What secondary benefits for the community?

  • Modal shift toward less carbonized modes / behaviours

Other solutions to discover:

Travaux sur le réseau VINCI Autoroutes

Lane rental scheme: funding road infrastructure by reducing the time limitations of roadworks

Road infrastructure maintenance is essential if network performance is to be preserved. It requires regular interventions by public works companies. However, these roadworks also vehicle negative externalities which may prove to be expensive to users (longer journey times) and may put a strain on cities’ attractiveness.
Managed Lanes

Managed lanes: promoting some uses while funding 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.
Péage urbain de Singapour

Singapore and the issurance of a quota of licences to finance mobility

In 1990, to mitigate vehicle traffic and contain the growth of road infrastructure, Singapore rolled out several measures: a city toll (Electronic Road Pricing) and the Certificate of Entitlement (COE). The latter measure aims to control and limit growth in the number of vehicles in circulation.

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.