Friday, 12 December 2008

Manchester Congestion Charge

The government offered the people £3bn to vote for what it thought was good for them and the people turned them down.

Here in Thanet we have created our own congestion by centralising all the large new retail and leisure developments in one place, based on the assumption that people will use public transport to get to them.

Now there just isn’t good enough road infrastructure or parking to cope with this situation.

The turnover and hence the profitability of the businesses at Westwood Cross is limited by the parking and infrastructure.

The sensible solution to people not wanting to use public transport is to keep the shopping and leisure facilities in the towns where most people live.

We haven’t so where do we go from here?


  1. Dig up the car parks at Westwood Cross and build China Gateway there then people could only get there on foot, by bike or on public transport.

  2. Me I would go to Westwood cross where I could get my shopping without having to go in and out of all those crummy little smelly shops.

    Give me tesco and sainsbury any day

  3. Unfortunetly It is comments like that, that kill off our high streets.Tesco land bank so other shops can't open....


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