Congestion charge retaliation - your views online

Motorists from Edinburgh should be charged for driving on the streets of Midlothian, candidates for Thursday’s local elections have been told.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 4th May 2022, 7:00 am

Renée La Racineuse

This exposes the absurdity of charging anyone to go anywhere. These proposals aren’t about the environment, that’s just a convenient excuse, they’re about milking motorists to pay for vanity projects.

Irena Wilsonski

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Just charge both directions, what is the problem? Edinburgh is clogged every day, so something has to be done and if Midlothian want to charge Edinburgh residents let them, it shouldn't become an argument. Edinburgh can't cope with the number of cars so it makes sense to try to limit stop them.

Lorraine Blyth

I was always taught that “two wrongs don’t make a right”. We as a society)should be campaigning to stop all charges between local council boundaries.

David G Anderson

Drivers are an easy target - road tax, fuel tax , VAT on parts etc. Now driving to a place!

Rebecca McLennan

What about carers? I’m heartily sick of drivers being made to be the enemy when they do a whole heap of necessary jobs in and around Edinburgh in cars and should not be penalised for the privilege.

Andrina Inglis

There was a referendum, the (significant) majority voted no to such charges.... council not happy, so waits a few years then tries again, hoping all too worn down to resist.

Gillian Fisken

There should be no congestion charge at al. They are already restricting who can drive in with the low emission zone. If Edinburgh get it then why not Aberdour on a summer’s day - traffic is horrendous and most are not local! That shows how stupid the charges are!

Louise Wilson

So basically if SNP can’t divide the UK the next best thing to them is to divide Scotland by councils?We won’t be able to drive anywhere without being charged. How stupid is this council/government getting?

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