Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Manchester congestion charge

The government has approved a peak-time congestion charging scheme for drivers entering and leaving Manchester. The scheme needs to be approved by councillors. If the scheme goes ahead, Manchester will become the first major British city outside London to introduce large-scale congestion charging.
In 2002, Durham became the first city to introduce a road charge, which controls access to its cathedral and castle area. Not everyone approves of this though and an MP said "The truth is the government is telling Manchester: 'If you say 'yes' to congestion charging you get money to improve transport. If you say 'No', you do not.
"That is bullying, pure and simple."

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