- There has been a six per cent increase in bus passengers during charging hours
- By law, all net revenue raised by the charge (£148m in financial year 2009/10) has to be invested in improving transport in London.
Increases in congestion
Sadly, congestion has risen back to pre-charging levels but would be much worse without the charge. The rise in congestion is due to:
- Widespread water and gas main replacement works, which have greatly reduced the road capacity
- Traffic management measures to help pedestrians and other road users