22 February 2005

Congestion charging is not the answer to Britain’s traffic problems and it probably never will be - that's what Autocar magazine can reveal. While the population of Edinburgh is currently voting on congestion charging, and other cities are considering similar schemes, after two years of charging in London it has failed to meet its financial objectives - and the details are in Autocar this week.

‘The truth is that London’s congestion charging has proved exceptionally controversial and not only for the claimed complexity and inaccuracy of its operation,' writes news editor Hilton Holloway. 'The reality of congestion charging has been one of missed targets, financial shortfalls, spin and broken promises.’

Read about the great congestion charge con in Autocar

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