Mayor Livingstone Extends Congestion Charge Westward

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The BBC reports:

London's congestion charge zone roughly doubled in size with a westward expansion coming into force. The £8-a-day road toll scheme now takes in most of Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea in west London.

Mayor of London Ken Livingstone said: "The zone was, until now, one of the most congested areas in the UK and first indications are that traffic levels have been reduced as expected by the scheme. "London is again taking the lead in tackling the problem of traffic congestion and emissions which blight virtually every major city in the world."

Of course, the American media has a slightly different perspective. MSNBC's headline reads, London's Eccentric Mayor Opens New Traffic War.

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