Saturday, 11 October 2008

New congestion charge zone?

Tower Hamlets is considering setting up its own scheme to cope with "huge transport challenges" in the east London borough.

Although car ownership in the borough is low, about three out of 10 residents still travel to work by road, including by bus, motorcycle and taxi. Employees use cars for almost two in 10 journeys to work, council figures show, and only three per cent of people travel to work by bicycle, while 16 per cent walk.

However the AA said the proposal raised "serious questions". "What happens if it goes ahead and then the next borough does the same thing?" said the AA's Andrew Howard.

Gosh, yes, that would be just too awful for words, wouldn’t it?