This book explores the public acceptability of congestion pricing in the Chinese context. Successful in western cities, notably London, congestion pricing has overcome vested interests to revitalize city centers and reduce pollution. Given the radically different nature of China's culture and political system, the author articulates why public acceptability should be an issue and how it will look in an authoritarian context. Based on stakeholder interviews, focus groups and an attitudinal survey, this book will interest policymakers, planners, and scholars of transport governance.
Qiyang Liu is a research fellow at Peking University. He received his PhD from Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds. His research interests include transport policy in the Global South, policy transfer, and transport-related social inequities.