London Traffic: Congestion Charge Zones Expand

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photograph courtesy of Meredith Franco

We know it’s cold season, so it didn’t surprise us to hear that London‘s been feeling congested. City officials have just announced expansion of the congestion charge zone by nearly fifty percent.

Previously, if you felt like taking a spin through Notting Hill or Kensington, you wouldn’t be charged the £8 congestion charge. Now, the zone stretches from Hyde Park all the way to Earl’s Court. The toll is in place to reduce pollution and make life easier for the many Londoners who prefer to travel on two wheels, not four.

None of this is news to London motorists, of course. And, for the record, we certainly won’t soon forget the two parking tickets we garnered while staying in Bayswater last year. Man, that Lovely Rita sure gets around!

Next time you’re in London, we highly recommend you mind the gap, thereby sidestepping the congestion charge altogether.

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Meredith Franco Meyers
About the author: Meredith earned an MFA in fiction writing at The New School in New York City. Her feature stories and articles have appeared in Ladies' Home Journal, American Baby, Self, Bridal Guide, Time Out New York, Fitness and more. She joined EuroCheapo in summer 2007.
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