Figures published today by Transport for London suggest traffic in the western extension of the congestion charging zone has fallen by 13% without increasing traffic in the old congestion charging area.
The figures, which cover the first post-half term week since the congestion charge scheme was expanded on 19 February, have been welcomed by Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone.
In a statement issued today Mr Livingstone described the figures as “highly satisfactory” adding that they “show that in the early weeks following the western extension of the congestion charge, traffic is down in line with expectations.”
The Mayor said that the scheme’s payment systems “have also worked well. There have been no major disruptions on the boundary roads or free routes through the zone to date.”
The expansion of the scheme has been opposed by some local residents and Councillors.