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Congestion charge for Cambridge?

On 6 August Robin Heydon, chair of the Camcycle cycling lobby group, advocated a congestion charging scheme for the city of Cambridge in The Cambridge News local paper. “Today everybody driving in Cambridge pays a congestion charge,” he began. “It is not money they are paying with but their time. “I think we should start to really think about what a congestion charge could look like,” he said. “The whole point of a congestion charge is to remove congestion and this means that we have to reduce the number of people driving along certain congested roads at certain times of the day. This means that by default some people will have to change the way they move around.” Heydon was not in favour, however, of Cambridge adopting a charging scheme similar... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Media condemns state of the railways as latest round of fare rises announced

Media condemns state of the railways as latest round of fare rises announced

In the run up to the annual ritual of outrage at the announcement of above-inflation rail fare increases (see below), the viability, or otherwise, of the HS2 high-speed rail network briefly occupied the minds of some leading media commentators. Writing in The Times on 8 August, for example, transport... continue

20 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor

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