Congestion Charge

Meeting: 
MQT on 2006-04-17
Session date: 
April 17, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0984
Question By: 
Angie Bray
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Does TfL have any future plans to charge those entering the Congestion Charge zone based on actual use and environmental impact? Would you not consider this both fairer and more effective?

Answer

Answer for Congestion Charge

Answer for Congestion Charge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL considers that charging based on actual use and environmental impact could deliver benefits in both equity and efficacy ' but while TfL is currently reviewing a number of possible charging policy options there are no specific plans to move to a new charging structure at present. Such a charging scheme would require a more sophisticated technology than the camera network in use for the central London scheme. TfL is conducting trials of various technologies, including tag and beacon, to assess their suitability for applying more flexible charging in London.