Road Pricing, could be part of the solution to the nation’s transport problems according to the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) ‘The state of the nation: Transport’ report, launched yesterday.
A poll commissioned by the ICE found that 60% of the UK population think that road user charging is fairer than car tax, when it comes to reducing CO2 emissions and improving transport.
The Foundation has long supported a national system of road pricing, to help elievate congestion, provide a better transport network and refocus the cost of motoring onto use, rather than the ownership of cars. Since the infamous No. 10 petition in early 2007, which attracted over 1.8 million signatures against the concept of road pricing, there has been little political or public support for the idea, but this new research signifies that opinion is changing once again.
Source: ICE – http://www.ice.org.uk/state_of_the_nation/index.asp