So tolls on the Forth and Tay bridges gave finally gone. A happy day for some. Others, like myself, are not so sure. Far from becoming “free”, the tax-payer will stall have to foot the bill for bridge maintenance but more importantly, we will all pay the price for the increased congestion it will cause.
A report to Council in June last year estimated an increases in congestion of up to 10%. Commitments were made by both Holyrood and the Council administration to act on this but I see nothing yet and so our lungs and those of our children along with our street-scape and our roads will pay the price of populism. No, today is not a happy day.
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