12 Jul '18, 2pm

Severn toll removal: a bridge too far?

Severn toll removal: a bridge too far?

As a group of leading employers in the west of England, we are very concerned about the removal of the Severn Bridge Tolls at the end of December 2018 and the additional traffic such a move will generate in an already congested North Bristol. The Government carried out a public consultation at the beginning of last year asking for input on their plans to halve the tolls on the Severn Crossings. Both our organisation (representing 40,000 employees and 30,000 students) and the four West of England unitary authorities (representing 1 million+ people) responded saying this was not a good idea, especially at peak times, as it was likely to cause considerable congestion in the area and encourage more people to drive, more often, leading to more traffic and congestion. We argued that ongoing tolls could be used to maintain the bridge and any surplus could be invested in improving...

Full article: http://bettertransport.org.uk/blog/roads/severn-toll-remo...

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