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Why I welcome congestion charging for Cambridge





Opinion | John Hipkin, retired city and county councillor

John Hipkin on Garret Hostel Bridge Picture: Keith Heppell (53474474)
John Hipkin on Garret Hostel Bridge Picture: Keith Heppell (53474474)

I have long argued that the best solution to Cambridge’s traffic problems is a congestion charge with its proceeds contributing to an affordable, more frequent and greatly extended network of public transport.

Well now we have it – in the shape of proposals in Making Connections, a consultation document from the Greater Cambridge Partnership. The reception of this excellent document has, however, been somewhat equivocal in some quarters because of the intrinsic tension over this issue between the city and South Cambridgeshire.



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