The charge is active between and , Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays.
The 'boundary of the zone is formed by the Inner Ring Road, on which there will be no charge to drive.
All vehicles driving across the £5 charge zone will have to pay. However, some vehicles are exempt from the charge (for example, taxis, licenced minicabs, emergency services, blue/orange badge holders, alternative energy vehicles). Others are entitled to a discount - mainly residents, but also some vehicle breakdown services.
Drivers pay £5 per day, by telephone, text message, post, internet, or in person at a retail outlet. Drivers will also be able to purchase daily, weekly (£25), monthly (£110) or annual (£1,250) passes.
The scheme will be policed by cameras on roads around the centre of the city which would read car registration plates.
much money will be raised?
The Mayor hopes the charge will cut congestion by up to 15% and raise at least £130 million a year which, by law, will have to go back into the capital's transport system.
The scheme is to encourage people to think again about using their vehicles in central
who still wish to travel in or through central
It is not a cordon scheme based solely on cameras at boundary points. Any vehicle moving within the zone, whether or not crossing boundary, will be monitored by cameras throughout the zone.
At the moment, traffic movement in central and inner