Congestion Charge

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Bob Blackman
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Now that the extended Congestion Charge Zone has been operating for 3 months, how many complaints have TfL received concerning rat running traffic outside the area?


Answer for Congestion Charge

Answer for Congestion Charge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Whilst TfL has inevitably received some feedback about changes to traffic conditions in some areas, they are unable to provide a precise figure as current reporting systems do not allow analysis in this way.TfL has been made aware of issues that appear to be temporary and linked to main utility works in the area.However, in general, TfL's monitoring of the extended charging zone shows that there is little overall change in traffic levels on the boundary roads and around the zone.Considerable effort was made in the design of the boundary of the western extension of the Congestion Charging zone to mitigate against this kind of behaviour. The zone is also being supported by a number of public transport and traffic management improvements to ensure that traffic is not diverted onto unsuitable roads around the boundary. Transport for London works closely with London boroughs, who are encouraged to apply for funding for complementary measures in locations where this is appropriate.