16 Dec '11, 1pm

Sustrans welcomes Green Party report on road-pricing in London

‘Pay as you go’: A way to relieve congestion in London? A Green Party report launched today ‘Pay as you go: Managing traffic impacts in a world class city’ calling for a road-pricing system for Greater London has been welcomed by charity Sustrans. Congestion on the road network in London is a worsening problem, estimated to cost £20bn by 2025. A London Assembly Transport Committee investigation earlier this year revealed that congestion on London’s roads could increase by 20 per cent in the next two decades and that more than 30 per cent of road traffic is confined to just 5 per cent of the road network. Carl Pittam, Sustrans London Director said ‘Road congestion in London is a problem which will only get worse as the population grows and which desperately needed an urgent review to ensure that road pricing benefits the suburbs as well as the centre. ‘The central congestio...

Full article: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/resources/in-the-news/pay-as-y...

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