Auckland is contemplating the introduction of a time-of-use charge for motorway use during peak hours, akin to London's congestion charge. Mayor Wayn
Auckland is contemplating the introduction of a time-of-use charge for motorway use during peak hours, akin to London’s congestion charge. Mayor Wayne Brown clarified that it’s not a congestion charge but a time-of-use charge aimed at encouraging commuters to alter their travel times during peak hours. The proposed fee is $5, considerably smaller than London’s charge. Brown emphasized that the initiative aims to promote a change in behavior, possibly encouraging carpooling and flexibility in working hours. The plan has garnered support from the Northern Infrastructure Forum Chair, Simon Bridges, who stressed the need for innovative solutions to address population growth and travel demand. The proposal will be discussed in an upcoming transport and infrastructure meeting.