Post by vjaska on Jan 7, 2021 1:11:41 GMT
Now while you may be happy to do so, people outside London might not be interested in doing so. Could very well cause damage to the London economy.
While I understand cars might not be the way forward, they are vital for the running of this city and just turning your back on them will result in damage to the economy. It's clear everyone knows this as this is why Khan was so against the Congestion Charge being extended to the Circulars and why the Tories even tried to pin it on Khan in the first place so that they could accuse him of damaging the economy.
If long distance train travel was properly invested in across the board and not pinning their hopes on one particular high speed line that simply continues to escalate in costs, then such a policy could be done. The same applies for cross boundary bus services - most have been lost yet had the investment been implemented and TfL not acted like nothing should run beyond the London boundary, they'd be in a better place to dictate such a thing.
That all said, I do support a road charging scheme of sorts but it wouldn't merely hinge on people driving across one boundary - I mean, I don't think it's fair that the Inner London boroughs must suffer terrible traffic conditions when the majority have low car ownership and the congestion is generally caused by people who don't live in the boroughs.