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Red Ken to raise Cogestion Charge to £8.00

Red Ken to raise Cogestion Charge to £8.00

Apr 1st, 2005, 02:58 PM
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Red Ken to raise Cogestion Charge to £8.00

Effective July 4th.The mayor said up to £45m will be raised which will help cut traffic levels and improve public transport.
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Apr 1st, 2005, 03:07 PM
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Good for him. =D> I'll admit I don't know all the specifics, but I'd say the first congestion charge has been a success. I couldn't believe how much less traffic there seemed to be my last stay in London. I suppose it's sad that only the rich are allowed to drive in London, but that's what public transportation is for. And if people don't want to take it, let them pay for the chaos they cause.

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Apr 3rd, 2005, 06:23 AM
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As a visitor to London, the congestion charge is a good thing. Of course, if I were a resident, I might have a different view.
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Apr 3rd, 2005, 06:23 AM
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I quite agree too.

It's a shame that Edinburgh council made the mistake of holding a referendum instead of just imposing a congestion charge.

Caroline (sitting here in my Che t shirt )
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Apr 3rd, 2005, 10:54 AM
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I'm a London resident, but I long ago decided I didn't need a car. So keep it up, Ken. And do something about cyclists on the pavement (sidewalk to American readers), while you're at it.
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Apr 3rd, 2005, 11:00 AM
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The mayor of Paris has proposed a similar scheme for Paris. He says most of the people driving in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th arrondissements, for example, are just driving through and not stopping there. He wants to keep those cars out. Good plan, I say.

Ken (not Livingston)
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Apr 4th, 2005, 09:21 AM
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What Im less happy about is the plan to charge motorists £1.30 per mile inside the M25!!!
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