|Statement||The City of Edinburgh Council.|
|Contributions||Edinburgh (Scotland). City Council.|
Council bosses have refused to rule out bringing forward plans to introduce a congestion charge to help reduce traffic in Edinburgh. In more than 74% of residents rejected such a toll but. Public consultation and market research have confirmed a high degree of consensus on objectives for transport policy. In well over 50% of respondents to a consultation exercise carried out in Edinburgh and the surrounding region agreed that ‘congestion will get worse and needs to be reduced’ compared with 20% disagreeing, and over 70% agreed that ‘public transport needs to be Cited by: Lessons from the Edinburgh congestion charging referendum. A referendum on the City of Edinburgh Council's proposals for a congestion charging scheme was held in February The proposals were rejected by 74% of voters and were discarded. The high turnout reflected the interest amongst the general public in the congestion charging proposals. Edinburgh and the Politics of Congestion Charging: Negotiating Road User Charging with Affected Publics. The citizens of Edinburgh have just rejected a congestion charging scheme for this capital city. This short postscript examines the case for a full post-mortem, a post-mortem which must include the participation of those who said no. Record URL.
A "yes" vote would make Edinburgh the first British city to be cordoned for charging - London's scheme is restricted to the city centre - and pro-campaigners claim the £2 charge would generate £. 12 April Congestion charging in Edinburgh John Saunders & Kirsty Lewin 11 Congestion charging 3 year study concluding with: – 2 cordon charging scheme – Package of measures in place before charging starts – 20 year investment programme funded from charges Tested at public inquiry Referendum February Despite congestion charging coming to an end in Edinburgh the company continues to deliver an expanding range of diverse public sector transport projects. Amongst these are the introduction of two tram lines in the city, a rail link to Edinburgh Airport, the . Edinburgh residents today threw out plans for a £2 congestion charge for Scotland’s capital city by a margin of three to 45, residents backed the charge, a total of , said no.
A referendum in February saw Edinburgh citizens reject a transport strategy for the city, including a proposed congestion charging scheme. The aims of the strategy were to tackle road congestion and to provide a public transport system to match the best in Europe. In Edinburgh, a city council plan to introduce a congestion charging scheme has been rejected with a large majority (74%) in (McQuaid & Grieco, ; Saunders, ; Gaunt, Rye, & Allen, The City of Edinburgh Council proposed implementing a congestion-charging scheme as a way of tackling congestion in the city. The scheme was based on two cordons, an inner cordon in the city centre and an outer cordon inside the city bypass, and a single #2 inbound charge for crossing one or both cordons, according to the time of day. The choice in the final proposals to charge, at the outer cordon, only for inbound traffic during the morning rush hour, further reduced the likely impacts of the proposals on lowering congestion, as Edinburgh residents could leave the city in the morning to work elsewhere (contributing to morning congestion) and return during the heavily.