Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 12 Feb 2008.
..Rock on Mayor Ken
Wow £25 a hit, 5 days a week, some people don't even earn that!
Good ridance......not bothered with people who need them...but all this Chelsea tractor / status symbol malarchy isn't too clever.
Not just 4x4's.... any bigger engined petrol car as well ..... gosh you lucky London Cyclists...... but something does need to be done...
They'll just get registered as taxis, unless they're planning on closing that loophole at the same time?
There's no need at all for a 4x4 in London. They've got nothing to complain about.
All this is dependent on that nob'ead getting re-elected, though, isn't it?
The bit about it I do like is that if you live in the congestion zone you get a 90% discount, but this will be scrapped for the £25 a day owners!
Never let the truth get in the way of a forum post ! There is NO vehicle class of 4x4 . The new higher congestion charge is for HIGH EMISSION vehicles.
There are also 4x4 vehicles that are in some of the lower excise duty bands.
that was exactly what i meant to say
When London was choking on Smog in the 50s everyone was told to use something other than coal for their heating. We didn't say to the rich of Chelsea, if you pay more you can keep your fires but the poor in the east end will have to change. Everyone got rid of their fires to clean up the environment. The London Smogs killed relatively few and had little apparent effect on the worlds environment.
Why? Oh! Why? Do we allow these things on the road at all?
<Linfords fingers itching and trembling as he tries so hard to keep them off the keyboard>
It's hardly relevant in the greater scheme of things. It's a tiny area, and you'd be mad to drive in during those hours anyway, it's much quicker by bike or tube.
And when the weekend comes you're free to drive a hummer in to pick up Tarquin's goodies from 'arrods......
You lifted that from the BBC!
BTW - the London smog of 1952 alone was estimated to have killed 4,000 people.
I also note that the Ken hating media isn't giving much coverage to the fact that all band A and B cars are now exempt from the congestion charge.
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