EDINBURGH motorists have been quick to condemn the permit hike plan, with the majorty thinking city fathers are calling it wrong.
They accused the administration of picking on motorists – and some questioned if it would make any difference.
Simon Collins said: “Car drivers hit again. Another easy target.”
While David Davidson took to Twitter to lash: “Other cities improve air quality and reduce pollution by looking at traffic hot spots, Edinburgh council instead charges you more for parking.”
Martin Bailey said simply: “Just don’t go to Edinburgh.”
But others were more concerned about the kind of model Edinburgh should, in their view, be looking at.
Ali Grieve on facebook challenged: “What London does Edinburgh follows suit. Parking in London recently went up by £2.75 PER HOUR for diesel cars. They are introducing a new T charge which will charge both older petrol and diesel vehicles
“Guesses before how long Embra Clowncil take to enforce that too.”
James Buchanan added: “Punishing the motorist who was told diesels were better than petrol for the enviroment.”
Gary Finnie was fuious. he said: “Edinburgh.....the Council that HATES motorists..........and its own residents.”
Mik Mclean questioned the wisdom of the plan, saying: “Weird thing is my diesel produces less emission than most petrols, hence why its only £20 a year road tax.”
Gibby Kirwan added: “All this scaremongering about diesel engines. Rubbish.”
David Thomson claimed it was a money grabbing exercise, saying: “Obviously short of £££ hit the motorist...easy pickings.”