Congestion Charge Reduces Central London Traffic in First Year

O'Connor, Robert
February 2004
Planning;Feb2004, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p48
Trade Publication
Discusses the charges imposed on private vehicle drivers in order to combat traffic congestion. Consideration of the reports of less traffic on the streets of the British Capital; Highlights of the program including details regarding the coverage area; Input from left-wing politician, Ken Livingstone, on how to alleviate the traffic; Response from various personalities; Problems associated with expanding the program and targeting more neighborhoods.


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