Congestion Charge Has Reduced Air Pollution

London's radical experiment to charge drivers of private cars entering central London has reduced air pollution.
May 14, 2004, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The first evidence that London's air is cleaner and safer since the congestion charge came in has been unveiled by the Mayor. Ken Livingstone told a Commons committee levels of pollution had fallen significantly since the £5 charge reduced traffic in the city. Levels of particulates - tiny smoke and dust molecules which can cause cancer and breathing problems - have dropped by 12 per cent in the charging zone, he said."

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Published on Thursday, May 13, 2004 in This Is London
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