Thursday, June 14, 2007


Say "No" to congestion charging

The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) has outlined proposals to bid to Government for a scheme that would be dependent on a congestion-charging scheme for motorists applying to roads connecting the Borough of Bury to Manchester.

Bury Lib Dems are against these proposals, and have set up a website at where YOU can add your voice to the growing numbers of people angry at these proposals.

Of course we should shift taxes to benefit the environment. Of course we should invest more in public transport to make it better and more affordable. But these proposals don't do this nearly well enough.

They will impose significant financial penalties on thosecitizens of the Borough travelling to and from Manchester to go to work. The poorest and those with least flexible working arrangements will be hit hardest.

They will divide communities by introducing a charge formany local journeys that cross the M60.

They do not consider the environmental impact of the M60 motorway – particularly to those residents living nearby,such as poor air quality and noise pollution.

They do not provide sufficient public transport development in general.They are nowhere near clear enough on details including parking schemes, "rat runs", cost of collection and routes to be covered.

We oppose the congestion charge scheme as outlined in the current proposals, and urge you to do the same.

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