Congestion Charge - Additional Costs to Businesses (Supplementary) [10]

Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Question By: 
Angie Bray
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

No, because it probably is not!

Answer

Answer for Congestion Charge - Additional Costs to Businesses (Supplementary) [10]

Answer for Congestion Charge - Additional Costs to Businesses (Supplementary) [10]

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Then you would need to take with a pinch of salt the fact that their imminent demise in 2003 and 2004 was billed as being because of it.

The reality is there is a huge benefit both to businesses in terms of circulation within the Zone and to life in general and the way in which we live as a consequence of the reduction in traffic, the ability to give more pedestrian time for pedestrians and the ability to reclaim road space for public space. No lesser body than the City of London Council - which I do not think you would normally put in the same bracket as the Mayor in political terms - has recently sent me a brochure to celebrate a small exhibition which demonstrates the amounts of road space they have been able to reclaim for pedestrian and public space use as a consequence of the Congestion Charging.