Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Congestion charging

Congestion charging is being widely reported at National and local level. Greater Manchester is taking a leading role in developing new schemes, which might also be adopted by other regions if success is proven. One of the 15 corridors under analysis is the A6 from Hazel Grove to Manchester.

The proposal could have major impacts: on traffic congestion and journey times; attractiveness of the corridor to residents and employers; and access to tourist sites. It is likely that the scheme will include measures to charge drivers for using roads at times of congestion.

Articles from the Stockport Express: