London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced the western extension to the capital’s Congestion Tax zone will be abolished. Johnson asked local residents and businesses for their opinions and 67 per cent of 28,000 respondents backed the zone’s removal. Only 19 per cent voted in favour.
A spokesman for the Mayor said he anticipated the removal of the western extension could have a knock-on affect on the central zone. “One could speculate it could reduce traffic in the centre,” he said. This would be because of the probable removal of the 90 per cent discount on the £8 charge for residents living within the extension zone.”