London congestion charge increase ‘harsh’ and will push people towards public transport
He added: “It is different to justify the weekend charge at all and in due course this will backfire on trying to get things back to normal in terms of encouraging Londoners back to retail, leisure, arts, and religious activities.”
The changes will also reduce journeys within the Congestion Charge zone by up to one third which TfL say will “significantly” reduce air pollution levels.
However, the introduction of the charge may be a way of putting off motorists from entering the capital to ensure traffic levels remain low.
Under new car free proposals, many of London’s popular streets will become blocked off to motorists to encourage social distancing.
Published at Tue, 19 May 2020 07:49:00 +0000