Prior to the mayoral election in London, England earlier this year, former mayor Ken Livingstone had grand plans to expand the scope of the city's congestion charge. Following the election, the man commonly referred to as "Red Ken" was supplanted by Boris Johnson and things began to change. Johnson has now decided that the expansion of the congestion zone to the western part of London will be canceled. Surprisingly when Johnson asked Londoners what they thought of the congestion zone expansion, two-thirds were opposed to it. Since the expansion was already implemented prior to the election, it will take time to fully roll it back. It will apparently take until spring of 2010 to make the changes, and the changes will cost Transport for London £70 million annually in lost tolls.
[Source: What Car?]


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