Increased funding for ongoing maintenance

Maintenance of roads, cycleways, and streets more generally is a particular problem all around the UK, and Cambridge is no exception. This is because local councils generally have little ‘revenue’ funding (rather than up-front ‘grant’ funding).

A Congestion Charge would mean a new income stream that would improve maintenance and avoid situations like creation of disabled parking spaces taking a year to implement.

Potholes like this are not uncommon:

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Maintenance standards to maintain the quality of paths and roads like this would in our view be raised with the introduction of a Congestion Charge, because it would bring a new funding stream:

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