Cambridge congestion charging proposals

Have your say on GCP proposals for congestion charging – A message from Anthony Browne MP

“One of the key questions asked by the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s ‘Making Connections’ consultation is around congestion charging for vehicles entering Cambridge City.
In their plans, a city-centre congestion charge could cost up to £15 per day, or a wider zone could cost £5, roughly the same cost as a day rider bus ticket.

District and County Councillors in South Cambs have raised serious concerns about congestion charging in the past, and I agree with their remarks around cost implications, business impact and inequality.  Chief amongst those are worries that the charge is regressive, one that would unduly impact those less well off. In my view, any charge would need to be introduced in tandem with much improved, far cheaper public transport.

However, I am very aware that many residents of South Cambridgeshire rely on transport links into Cambridge. It is therefore vital that I fully understand your views on this. If you have two minutes, please do fill out my short survey below so I can better represent your views to the GCP and the Department of Transport.”

(posted 18 11 2021)