Tag: Congestion Charge

  • Giving Evidence to the Cambridgeshire Transport Commission

    Cambridgeshire Transport Commissioners Brian Briscoe and Tony Travers heard from the police, academics, and city residents at a session on the 25th of June 2009. On the 25th of June 2009 the Cambridgeshire Transport Commission held an evidence gathering session in the University Centre. I was one of a number of Cambridge residents asked, on […]

  • Cambridgeshire County Council – Party Leaders on the Congestion Charge

    On the 2nd of June 2009 the Andie Harper show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire interviewed the leaders of the three main parties currently making up Cambridgeshire County Council. I submitted a question, which was put to the councillors: Conservatives in the City of Cambridge are opposed to the Congestion Charge, however Conservatives ruling the County […]

  • Cambridge Congestion Charge – The Liberal Democrat View as of Thursday 19th March

    On Thursday the 19th of March 2009 I watched the leader of the City Council Ian Nimmo-Smith and the Executive Councillor for Climate Change and Growth Sian Read give evidence to the Cambridgeshire Transport Commission. Notable Comments The Liberal Democrat councillors put forward their policy to extend a charge to include the park and ride […]

  • Cambridge Congestion Charge – The Business Perspective

    On Tuesday the 10th of March 2009 I attended a public evidence gathering session of the Cambridgeshire Transport Commission. The independent commission has been set up by the county council, possibly in an incredibly cynical move to prevent the Conservatives having to defend their support of congestion charging during the forthcoming county council elections in […]

  • Response to the Cambridgeshire Transport Commission Consultation.

    The Cambridgeshire Transport Commission has been set up by the County Council to look at ways of tackling the transport problems the region experiences now and is expect to face in the future. The commission ran a survey on their website in Spring 2009. My response is reproduced below. There will be further opportunities for […]

  • A Congestion Charge for Cambridge – The Debate Continues

    I oppose introducing a congestion charge to Cambridge, and will continue to oppose it for at least a decade. We are reducing car use in the city centre without it. A congestion charge isn’t the way to preserve the historic core of the city, a congestion charge will damage the viability of the city and […]

  • Questions to Cambridge’s Party Leaders

    Andy Harper, (BBC Radio Cambridgeshire) I heard on your show that you’ll be interviewing the leaders of the main political parties this week so I am writing to you with some of my thoughts on the upcoming election: During these local elections the important issues to me are the proposed expansion of the city and […]

  • Liberal Democrat Position on the Cambridge Congestion Charge

    Rhodri James (Lib Dem Councillor for Arbury), I have read your “Focus on Arbury” newsletter this evening within which in your section on the congestion charge you state: “Lib Dem councillors have said they will not support the scheme unless residents pay much less than people driving into the City from outside.” Yet you have […]

  • Cambridge Congestion Charge – FOI Request

    To: foi at – cambridgeshire.gov.uk Could you please send me by email or preferably make available on your website, the documents which comprise the output of the circa one million pounds spent on consultants as part of the preparations for making a bid to the central Government’s Transport Innovation Fund in late 2007. I expect […]

  • Congestion Charge – East Area

    I was able to speak to Paul Cook, Cambridgeshire’s Head of Transport Policy and Strategy during the Congestion Charge exhibition held before Cambridge City Council’s East Area Committee meeting on Thursday 28th February. I let Mr Cook, and the councillors know that I opposed the congestion charge, thought central government was blackmailing the people of […]