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#1 26-05-07 14:27:16

kev elliott
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Proposed road charging scheme in Manchester

Hi all,
Just found this link to a road charging scheme proposed in Manchester.

http://motoring.aol.co.uk/fury-at-new-t … 4009990001

Initaily I thought that it seemed a bit of a cheek to charge to enter inside the M60 (think that was the motorway qouted), more to enter the city centre and yet more when you leave the zones  yikes

Reading further it seems that the intention is to only charge during the busy periods.

I cannot help but wonder if the only lasting result of this will be to move the busy periods or increase parking congestion in the car parks as people may arrive earlier, and leave later to avoid the charging periods. Which ever way it goes the net result will not be a reduction in traffic congestion but may well result in a loss of customers to the city centre areas.

I wonder if this is the model that will be adapted for coutry wide use - By the time you diplay road fund License, Parking Permits, ADI badge, NO smoking signs, Company address, Road pricing tag and anything esle that is in the pipeline we will not be able to look out the windscreeen soon!

Down here in devon we are only just beginning to feel the effects of congestion- most of it appears to have been created by poor road design and mixing pedestrians with traffic. In one case a perfectly suitable underpass allowing pedstrians to cross under a dual carrige way ibn the city centre has been filled with concrete, replaced with pedestrian controlled lights, coupled with a reduction in lanes available to private cars from 2 to 1 lanes, and guess what has happened? - Almost everyday there is a hold up on this road now, perhaps building a case to introduce congestion charging to reduce the congestion that the council has created in the first place. If only we were clever enought to be able to create income streams like that for our selves.  :evil:

Has anyone else noticed this trend elsewhere?   

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#2 26-05-07 16:05:16

Hilary Hughes
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Re: Proposed road charging scheme in Manchester

Depending on what constitutes the city centre, I'd better not book any tests in the rush hour, had I?

Actually, I'm beginning to think that congestion measures have as mcuh chance of reducing congestion as computers have of creating the paperless office. :evil:

Hilary.


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#3 26-05-07 16:43:29

kev elliott
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Re: Proposed road charging scheme in Manchester

I wonder if those in London have actually seen a reduction in overall traffic or has it just spread out to around the edges of the zone, and at different times?

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