- 29 Sep 2015 11:40 AM
Within these boundaries vehicles would be charged an amount equivalent to twice the single fare on public transport, Csárdi said, adding that the charge would only apply between 7am and 7pm, on weekdays.
Outside these hours there is no professional argument for charging a fee, as that would make commercial deliveries unnecessarily costly, he said. The proposal also calls for allowing the M0 ring around Budapest to be used free of charge.
Csárdi said analysis showed the proposal would reduce traffic in the city by 20-25%, but still leave cars with an alternative. Reduced traffic would make the Chain Bridge and the Grand Boulevard more cycling-friendly, he added.
Commenting on an earlier proposal put forward by municipal leaders to set the congestion charge at 5,000 forints a year, Csárdi said “that would not reduce traffic by even a single car.
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