“There’s an inevitability about [congestion charging],” the Commissioner of Transport for London told me on a metro ride on June 10. Mike Brown added that “it’ll come” even to those cities run by politicians who fear they would be slung out on their ears for even broaching such an idea.
“It wasn’t popular in London beforehand, either,” he pointed out. London introduced its congestion charge 16 years ago, with much of the resulting revenue spent on improving transit services.
Sweden’s capital Stockholm followed suit in 2007, and it was on Stockholm’s metro that I talked ...
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