Londoners are being asked for their views on proposed increases to the Congestion Charge.
Transport for London and Mayor Boris Johnson are considering increasing the charge to £14 if paid the day after a driver enters the zone, £11.50 if paid in advance or on the day and £10.50 if paid using CC Auto Pay.
The current charges are £12 if paid the next day, £10 in advance or on the day and £9 via Auto Pay.
TfL claims the increases are necessary to ensure the charge remains “a deterrent to unnecessary journeys in central London”.
If implemented the higher charges are expected to net TfL an estimated £84m of additional revenue by the end of financial year 2017/18.
In addition to the increases, views are being sought on plans to introduce automatic refunds for NHS patients and staff
Garrett Emmerson, TfL’s Chief Operating Officer for Surface Transport, said: “We are keen to hear what Londoners and motorists have to say about the proposed changes to the Congestion Charging scheme. The proposed changes will ensure the Congestion Charge remains an effective deterrent to making unnecessary journeys in central London.
“We do listen to the views of our customers and have made significant changes to the scheme in recent years, including the removal of the Western Extension and the introduction of the hugely popular Congestion Charging (CC) Auto Pay system.”
The Mayor will make a final decision on whether to increase the charges following a public consultation.
Londoners have until Friday 14 March 2014 to respond to the consultation. For more information visit: www.tfl.gov.uk/ccyourviews.