Sat 16 May 2020: joined-up thinking

Transport for London have announced that the Congestion Charge is to come back into effect starting on Monday. On the one hand they’re trying to price people out of cars and onto public transport because it makes better use of limited road space (well, out of some cars, apparently electric cars don’t take up space or cause congestion) and on the other we’re being encouraged to drive and not use public transport because public transport is currently a plague pit. Brilliant joined up thinking there. The reintroduction of the congestion charge without an effective public transport system makes shopping at Borough Market a lot less practical as it effectively increases all their prices – which were already high – to me by about 15%.

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