You’ve probably heard about the plans to charge for crossing the bridges over the Tyne, but did you know there’s also plans for a ‘clean air zone’ charge as well? It covers Newcastle and Gateshead and is £12.50 per day for some cars as well as the £1.70 bridge toll per journey.
I understand the important of clean air and protecting the environment. But I also know the important of needing to cross the river in order to get to work and £70 a month just to cross the water is a lot.
There’s a (well hidden) website which includes a consultation survey which closes on 17 May. Please consider filling it in and spreading the word. The take-up so far is very low.