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Liberating London

Imagine the capital without traffic congestion...

By Derek Coombs   July 2000

How much longer will we have to put up with the appalling traffic in central London? This is not just a parochial concern. London is one of the three leading cities in the world and is the motor of the British economy. Congestion is now the biggest disincentive to doing business there. Solving the congestion problem may increase the cost of living or working in London, but if nothing is done the city will slowly lose its pull.

Here are some facts. Last year 1.1m people entered London on a typical weekday between 7am and 10am, and the number is…

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