This topic is specifically about the practice of charging drivers to use all roads in a specific area according to time of day. There are only two such schemes in the UK at present, the London Congestion Charge, and some farcical little scheme on a cul-de-sac in Durham. A scheme planned for Edinburgh was soundly trashed by voters in a referendum, and a scheme planned for Manchester was soundly rejected by the public after extensive campaigning by the ABD and others. Schemes also exist in some other countries.


ABD Press Releases about Congestion Charging

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"Road tolls are threatening disaster, cutting off areas of the country and towns, because it will become too expensive to transport goods... The impact threatens to be very serious...There will be no-go areas"
Professor Garel Rhys, Head of Automotive Economics at Cardiff Business School, and Parliamentary Adviser on Trade and Industry;
commenting on Tony Blair's anti-car policies. 2000