Apparently, charging a toll for drivers to enter a city center to reduce congestion was not appealing to the most residents of Manchester, England. Supporters of the congestion charge were unable to convince the majority of residents and drivers in the city that the C-Charge was a good idea. In fact, an overwhelming 79 percent of those who participated in a recent vote rejected the proposal.
Over 53 percent of the 2 million people who received ballots participated in the vote. In order to pass the new rule would have had to get a majority of the vote in 7 out 10 Manchester boroughs, but it didn't win even a single one. This latest setback follows on the recent decision of London Mayor Boris Johnson to cancel his city's congestion zone expansion.

[Source: AutoCar]

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