07 January 2011
£50 congestion charge
Rob Fisher

Spotted on the back of a commuter’s Evening Standard last night, an article about Green London mayor candidate Jenny Jones:

“You have to raise the congestion charge by more than £10,” she said. “It’s quite an elastic amount people are prepared to pay it. You have to put it up to a level where people will think hard about paying it. If you put it up to £25, or £50, I’d say you’re starting to get to grips with the problem.” Ms Jones set out plans for a road pricing scheme that would cover the whole of London with a sliding price structure, charging £5 to travel around Zone 6 but up to 10 times that to travel into the city centre.

It’ll never happen…

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