Tuesday 24 October 2017 10.36am
The trouble is a zone 1 single fare is around £2.40 or £4.80 return, however if as Gavin said you have a newer car within the zone you are only paying just over £1 to use the car for the day. Seems the economics are stacked in favour of using the car if you own one. That's before you take into account the tube crush, loss of personal space and all the other things which make people want to drive.
This is a good point - if you've gone to the trouble of insuring a car and paying for a parking permit, AND registering for the residents' C-charge discount, you'd be a fool not to drive whenever it's convenient.
Zoe you're right that the cars-per-person ratio must be the lowest in the country but there are still a lot of cars owned in the area. And in the parts of SE11 where you get 90% discount.
Anyway, I can't remember what my point was but i'll be intrigued to see if this has any effect on traffic volume. The ultra-low emission zone comes into force in 18 months as well. I might sell the car and buy a horse.