In his manifesto, Mr Street made a pledge not to introduce universal congestion charging
across the region but Birmingham is a different story.
The former leader of the council, Sir Albert Bore, "refused to rule out congestion charging
or workplace parking to pay for a PS4 billion package of transport improvements".
His decision, announced yesterday, comes after the Liberal Democrats ran a leaflet and social media campaign against congestion charging
as part of its bid to win the Cardiff South and Penarth by-election.
Stressing that the idea was in its earliest stages, Councillor Ralph Cook said council officers had been told to examine the pros and cons of congestion charging
Information technology company IBM (NYSE:IBM) said on Wednesday that its Stockholm Congestion Charging
System has significantly improved access to Stockholm by halving queuing times on access roads to the city in the mornings.
There are no plans currently to introduce congestion charging
on the trunk road network.
NORTH East business representatives have reacted angrily to suggestions that a congestion charging
system like London's could benefit businesses in the region.
But the council's regeneration chief Peter Millea said it was succeeding in its ultimate aim to make it easier to get around the city centre - removing the need for congestion charging
Council and cabinet leaders from Nottingham, Leicester and Derby and the surrounding county councils agreed not to try to get more funding to research the possibility of congestion charging
There are other options, such as Durham's successful park and ride scheme, which should be explored before congestion charging
WHEN the residents of Edinburgh voted against congestion charging
in February, the idea looked dead and buried.
UP TO 25 February 2005, the City of Edinburgh had proposed plans to introduce a congestion charging
scheme, but in a postal referendum on the City Council's transport strategy, held between 7 and 21 February, the residents of Edinburgh voted against the Council's preferred strategy, which included congestion charging
, and the plans for the scheme were abandoned.