TFL commissioned transport experts at Kings College to look at the CO2 implications of Livingstone’s flagship £25 congestion charge policy. They didn’t like the answer.
The Kings College report said that the £25 charge would in fact increase CO2 in London, completely destroying the environmental basis for Livingstone’s envy tax. Politically neutral TFL didn’t like the sound of Livingstone being exposed like that so they told Kings College to go away and come back with a different answer!
Well, he who pays the piper calls the tune.