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Central London congestion returns to pre-charging levels

By Rik Thomas
21 August 2008
Traffic volumes in the western extension of the congestion charging zone fell dramatically when the scheme was introduced, as was the case in the original charging zone
Traffic volumes in the western extension of the congestion charging zone fell dramatically when the scheme was introduced, as was the case in the original charging zone
In spite of the lower traffic volumes observed when congestion charging was first introduced ?holding steady?, congestion levels have gradually returned to their pre-charging levels in the central charging zone
In spite of the lower traffic volumes observed when congestion charging was first introduced ?holding steady?, congestion levels have gradually returned to their pre-charging levels in the central charging zone

 

New data from Transport for London on the impacts of congestion charging on traffic volumes and congestion in central London indicate that the effects on traffic within the new western extension have been broadly similar to the impacts within the original charging area. The new report provides the first data on the impact of the western extension, where the congestion-charging scheme began operation in February 2007 (the original zone opened in February 2003).

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