Saturday 6 June 2009 11.44am
Hello, I am new to this site, I just wondered if anyone else have had problems getting charged for entering the congestion charge zone when travelling up Tower Bridge Road
, and by Tower Bridge turning into Tooley Street
. Turning into Tooley Street
at this point can only be done by first turning into Fair Street
, meaning turning left just before the junction, and then turn right into Tooley Street
and approach the junction from the west. This little trip of about all in all 100 meters cost me £ 60 pounds the other day when I later found out a penalty notice was in my letter box.
I can't recall having seen this camera before. Its sole intention must be to tax citizens aiming to take this specific route rather than entering the congestion charging zone.
The only alternative for me to get to my apartment, which is in the Shad Thames
area is to do a detour eastwards, over Jamaica Road
. I don't believe it is reasonable or fair to put a camera at this very location, since people going there do not aim to enter the congestion charging zone in the first place.
I will appeal to this penalty charge. If anyone else have had problems or share my views it very be very useful to hear from you.