The Anonymous Widower

Westminster Council To Trial Diesel Parking Charge

The title of this post is the title of an article on the BBC web site.

There will be a lot of complaints, but just as the Congestion Charge was accepted, this charge will be too!

And if it works for Westminster, how long before other Boroughs in London introduce it?

I do think though, that cities that cut pollution will benefit from the good publicity, that could generate extra visitors and increased business activity.


January 28, 2017 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,


  1. People reluctantly accepted the congestion charge as a means of reducing congestion.

    The difference here is that people have invested thousands of pounds buying lower emission diesel cars only to be penalised for doing so.

    Comment by Mark Clayton | January 29, 2017 | Reply

  2. I had a chat last night, with a guy who worked on the Congestion Charge. He is of the opinion that the Congestion Charge and Parking will go to the pollution level of the vehicle, which will be checked by ANPR.

    He also felt, that this could increase congestion in London eventually, as most owners of expensive category vehicles can afford the cost of a small electric car as well. He thought sales of these were increased as second cars.

    He also feels that driverless cars will increase congestion, especially if they are electric.

    Comment by AnonW | January 29, 2017 | Reply

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