STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's second largest city introduced a new road toll system charging drivers for entering or leaving the city center on weekdays.
The fee, costing between 8 kronor to 18 kronor ($1.22-$2.75) an hour depending on the time of the day, is being introduced Wednesday in an attempt to reduce congestion and pollution in Goteborg. The revenues will be used to finance an infrastructure program to build better bus lanes and make the city more bicycle- and pedestrian friendly.
The charge is expected to reap some 14 billion kronor during a 25-year period. Sweden's capital, Stockholm, introduced a similar system in 2007.