Manchester is one of the first cities to break cover with a version of London congestion charge, albeit on corridors, not areas and with all the usual well informed commentary locally. With only 1 in 10 of the Manchester Evening News readers supporting it are we seeing an early Edinburgh style nobbling?
In fact the reference is to the Transport Innovation Fund bid, which the DfT announced ages ago and is now thinking about allocating the money. The first round cities were Cambridge, Durham, Greater Manchester, Shrewsbury, Tyne & Wear (Newcastle?) and the West Midlands. 3 new areas were added in November:
- Notttingham, Derby and Leicester
- Norfolk (for Norwich)
[Disclosure – my company is working on the Reading TIF bid]
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