General benefits from reduced traffic

Traffic reduction, as a result of both the creation of massive improvements to transport, and a Congestion Charge itself, would have a whole range of benefits.

The County Council’s documentation (table 0.2, page xiii) shows that the key benefits in terms of general traffic reduction would be:

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Traffic reduction would have the benefits above, plus the side-benefit of making more space on the roads for cycling and public transport.

Page xvi of the documentation also specifies the following benefits, which again seem to be achievable in our view:

[However, we question whether the 60-year period outlined in one bullet point is a sensible time-frame. The other benefits are clearly much more immediate.]

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