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Our coaching insider wonders whether the cost of implementing another Cycle Superhighway across south London can really be justified.
ANDY IZATT

Do you know about the Toxicity Charge in London? Our coaching insider does and wonders whether the cost of implementing another Cycle Superhighway across south London effectively represents a double charge on the industry

On October 23, 2017, the Mayor of London implemented the Toxicity Charge, which is being applied to the current Congestion Charge zone and represents a tough new emissions standard for some vehicles entering central London.

The £10 ‘Toxicity Charge’, also known as the Emissions Surcharge or T-Charge, is on top of the congestion charge (Monday to Friday 0700-1800hrs) and the result is it now costs £21.50 to drive a pre-Euro 4 vehicle in the zone. A camera-based mechanism is used for enforcement and failure to pay the daily charge will result in a £130 fine, reduced to £65 if paid within 14 days.[…]

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