Westward Extension of Congestion Charging (Supplementary) [17]

Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone

Question

People manage with the Travelcard system and different zones without a degree in geography. But surely if you have one large zone, you are just encouraging people to drive more? If you have separate zones it actually undermines the whole idea of a Congestion Charge as a traffic reduction measure.

Answer

Answer for Westward Extension of Congestion Charging (Supplementary) [17]

Answer for Westward Extension of Congestion Charging (Supplementary) [17]

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

I really do not think there are many people in Kensington and the rest of Westminster who are simply going to say, `Oh good, we are in one zone, I am going to start driving a bit more'. It is such a bloody nightmare trying to drive anywhere in central London, even after the congestion zone, that people do the minimum of it.