The BBC published this story today about how Transport for London commissioned Kings College London to do some research into the the Mayor’s Emissions Related Congestion Charging, which intuitively is a mad scheme, and they found out that … it is a mad scheme. Apparently it will increase CO2 emissions.
This whole policy has been a farce from the start.
The consultation cost £1.4 million – mainly the cost of the ads to make the Mayor look green.
The consultation elicited 4,831 responses and cost £1.4 million. That is £290 per response. Good value for money or just another £1 million towards the Mayor’s £100 million self-promotion budget?
The consultation report was suppressed for three months because it came up with the wrong answer. 60% of respondents thought the higher charge would not work.