Road Pricing 'Only Alternative to UK Gridlock'

A feasibility study has already set out a range out a range of charges from 2p a mile, through to BP1.34 a mile on the busiest roads.

Published: 09-Jun-2005

The introduction of road pricing could be the only alternative to American-style gridlock on Britain’s roads, Alastair Darling said on Thursday.

The transport secretary unveiled his department’s latest thinking on road charging in a speech to the Social Market Foundation. Such schemes could cut congestion by almost half with only four per cent less cars using the road, he said.

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