London’s transport watchdog welcomes publication of London Assembly report, London Stalling, promoting roads pricing in London19 January 2017
London TravelWatch has welcomed the London Assembly Transport Committee’s report London Stalling published today. The watchdog was particularly pleased to see the report’s first recommendation that: '…the Mayor needs to start to develop proposals now for replacing the Congestion Charge with a new citywide road pricing scheme, which charges vehicles according to the extent, location and timing of their road usage.'
Stephen Locke, Chair of London TravelWatch commented: 'For a number of years it has been clear that congestion on London’s roads has been getting ever more serious. This is affecting everyone’s lives and livelihoods. We can expect the pressures to increase still further as the capital’s population continues to increase. There is an urgent need for a citywide initiative to tackle the rising demand for road space. That plan should include a detailed assessment of the scope for road pricing, and a full public debate. London TravelWatch strongly supports this call from the London Assembly Transport Committee, in the interests of all of the capital’s road users.'
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