A majority of residents in Hammersmith and Fulham want the western extension of the congestion charge axed, according to a poll carried out by the local council.
Earlier this month the council asked residents to vote in an online poll with questions mirroring those expected to form part of the Mayor of London’s consultation on the future of the zone. So far 362 votes have been cast with 85 per cent saying they want the extension scrapped, 12 of respondents said they wanted the scheme kept but improved.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council leader Stephen Greenhalgh said: “Residents will decide the future of the western extension and if local opinion is replicated across London this will signal the end for this failed experiment.”
Mayor of London Boris Johnson made an election promise to consult on the future of the extension and said the scheme “must be reformed.”