Category Archives: Road pricing

Manchester rejects Congestion Charge – resoundingly

According the Manchester Evening News: THE PEOPLE have spoken – and Greater Manchester will NOT be getting a congestion charge. Voters have overwhelmingly rejected the scheme by a majority of almost four to one in a region-wide referendum. The ‘No’ … Continue reading

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Standard says Rush-hour slower thanks to CC

Tonight the Evening Standard is reporting new results from measurements of London traffic speeds that show that traffic is now slower than it was before the Congestion Charge came into force. I have tried checking this story but TfL don’t … Continue reading

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Road pricing “back-burnered”

The Telegraph is reporting today that road pricing has been kicked into the long grass or “back-burnered”. This is good news and a welcome outbreak of common sense. If you think in terms of sticks and carrots then by the … Continue reading

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Changing minds – Part 2

Today the BBC London News team has updated their webpage titled “Where has the money gone?” which talks about the Congestion Charge and its benefits. The misleading opening line remains: When the congestion charge was introduced in 2003 TFL estimated … Continue reading

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Changing minds

Reading Simon Jenkins in the Sunday Times today I was pleased to find that he has modified his views about the London Congestion Charge. He said: This week he [the London Mayor] extends his West End congestion charge deep into … Continue reading

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The Congestion Charge has all been wasted

Today is the London Congestion Charge’s 4th birthday. The Conservative Home website has published an article from me that shows how pretty much all of the £927 million collected over the four years has been wasted on out of control … Continue reading

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Road pricing petition passes 1.5 million mark

Checking Peter Roberts’ petition to scrap plans to introduce road pricing this morning I find that it has just passed the 1.5 million mark. At 8:18 this morning it stood at 1,501,634. The petition has been propelled by extensive coverage … Continue reading

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Road pricing petition given another boost by the Today programme

Peter Roberts’ petition to scrap plans to introduce road pricing got top billing on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning. The flagship 8:10am interview saw Transport Minister Douglas Alexander well and truly wriggling, follow link. I had a couple … Continue reading

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No 10 road pricing petition to hit million

Just before 9am today the No 10 road pricing petition stood at 996,192. Towards the end of January it looked like the petition was running out of steam and would top out at the 600,000 mark. Since then it has … Continue reading

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Road pricing petition heads for 600,000

The Telegraph is covering the road pricing petition again. This time they have highlighted a European angle. Apparently to find some justification for the incredible waste and duplication of effort represented by the EU’s Galileo space programme the EU Commission … Continue reading

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