Comments: Congestion charge cost 300m, say Oxford St traders

I just don't buy this. For starters, the number of people who drive into the West End on a weekday for a spot of shopping must be a tiny minority of the total number of shoppers.

Secondly, I don't see how a 5 charge will put off many of that small number. You can't park for much less than 15 for two or three hours; the C-Charge is a minor element of your total travel costs.

Posted by Not Responding at April 24, 2004 11:06 AM