A petition has been created calling for the proposed Manchester Congestion Charge to be scrapped.
If you don't want to be charged over £1000 a year just to go to work, please sign it:http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Manccongestion/
|QUOTE (PeterE @ Jun 10 2007, 05:46 PM)|
|A petition has been created calling for the proposed Manchester Congestion Charge to be scrapped.|
If you don't want to be charged over £1000 a year just to go to work, please sign it:
I've just signed the petition - 2278 signatures so far.
I totally agree with Paul Smith (www.safespeed.org.uk) on this one. In effect a regressive tax that penalises the less well off who can least afford the cost, and, given the inadequate (and expensive) public transport, have little alternative.
In any case, congestion is self limiting. In Poynton (where I live) there have been numerous roadworks in the last couple of years. In every case, traffic has reacted within days to the disruption, by finding an alternative route (or some other means of getting there).
There's now a dedicated campaign website at:http://www.manchestertolltax.com/
The petition now has 4640 signatures and is on the "front page" of the list of current petitions, 47th overall.http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Manccongestion/