Text Size

Current Size: 100%

Road pricing: Campaign for Better Transport welcomes report

4 February 2022

Welcoming the report into road pricing by the Transport Select Committee, Silviya Barrett, Head of Policy at Campaign for Better Transport, said:

"The Government needs to start an open, honest conversation about reforms to motoring taxation, and quickly, ​because the status quo can't continue. We welcome this report, which we hope will start this conversation happening in earnest.  

"Road pricing, based on distance travelled and how polluting a vehicle is, can be a fairer system for everyone. It can reduce congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions and encourage a shift to greener modes where possible."

Silviya Barrett added:

"We welcome the recommendation that an arm's length body be set up to examine road pricing. This will allow a wide range of implications to be examined and - we hope - cross-party consensus to be reached."

ENDS

For further information please contact the press office on 07984 773 468 (calls only no texts) or communications@bettertransport.org.uk 

Notes to Editors

The Transport Select Committee's report into road pricing can be read online.

Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. Campaign for Better Transport's vision is for all communities to have access to high quality, sustainable transport that meets their needs, improves quality of life and protects the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).