Monday, February 19, 2007

UK Congestion charge zone increases

Well, I guess it was inevitable - it had to come, especially amid all the present talk of UK road-pricing. Now the BBC reports on how London's congestion charge zone is doubling in size with a westward expansion coming into force - see 'Congestion charge zone increases':

The £8-a-day road toll scheme now takes in most of Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea in west London. Transport for London (TfL) said the first morning rush hour had gone well, but the AA said half-term holidays had reduced the number of cars.

About 55,000 residents in the new zone will receive a 90% discount on the fee - sparking a fear of more congestion. The daily time frame for the entire congestion charge area also changes - it will end 30 minutes earlier at 1800.

For more news reports on the UK traffic scene - see

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