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from September 7, 2020 motorcycles made before 2007 will have to pay a £12.50 daily charge to enter central London - 5.5 yrs from now

http://www.mcforum.co.uk/topic/2295-visordown-1250-london-motorcycle-toll-approved/

talking of polution, tell you what is really unpleasant, following a builders truck through the blackwall tunnell, dust/grit/rubbish swirling about.

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Ohh for fuck sake that's utterly ridiulous.

£12.50!? What option are they going to give people? A LOT of peoiple have bikes as there only mode of transport, what is the alternative for them? Sudden;ly have to buy a new bike? Use the unimaginably expensive public transport? Walk the 15-20 mile trip each day?

NO, if they want to impose such a ridiculously expensive tax, they have to provide an equally inexpensive way of getting around for the people they will fuck over.

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Oh fuck your soul Boris! First it was motorbikes can't use the bike box at the lights (yeah try and enforce that you toff twat), and now this... And 24/7 as well? Fucking hell. Guess I'll have to replace the CB500 in five years time.

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This is bollocks, thank god i don't live there.

£12.50 is a bonkers price I'd hate to imaging how much they charge a lorry or coach.....................bet they are free or the same price!!

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Already in force for the Low emission zone , DAILY charges are . and you still have to pay the congestion charge

Larger vans - Motorised horseboxes
4x4 light utility vehicles
Pick-ups
Other specialist vehicles

1.205 tonnes unladen £100

Motor caravans - Ambulances 2.5 - 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight £100

Minibuses (with more than 8 passenger seats) 5 tonnes or less gross vehicle weight £100

Lorries - Goods vehicles
Motor caravans
Motorised horseboxes
Breakdown and recovery vehicles
Snow ploughs
Gritters
Refuse collection vehicles
Road sweepers
Concrete mixers
Tippers
Fire engines
Removals lorries
Other specialist vehicles More than 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight £200

Buses
Coaches (with more than 8 passenger seats) More than 5 tonnes gross vehicle weight £200

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No Andrew it's still current.

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I personally don't like riding in big towns let alone cities and avoid them like the plague I also can't stand motorways and only use them if I really have to so they can pull bike tolls in cities and motorways and it won't affect me but it is still so totally wrong when there are so many good reasons to welcome bikes on the roads instead of cages.

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Its a nothing but politics smoke (pun intended) and mirrors move.

Really how many people have bikes that will travel into central London, like central, central London. That are 14 years old now. Exactly not many. The income of those that do, exactly they wont care.

Net result its a nothing they can dump or modify as needed. I for 1 can say I have NO interest in riding round that shit hole. Full of arrogant drivers and most of it stinks of food or rubbish.

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I have to agree with Cynic, all I see are new bikes when I commute into Central London. For a while my daily commute on the bike was Fleet Street. Now I just go there occasionally - thankfully!

Absolutely hate the ride, mind!

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Hee " :babyha: Jason, that's our Capital you speak so lowly of, I would like to know who thinks it up these rules,

Glad I got my visit in ,

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John, your not the one having to work in the rat hole.

Pop in for a visit, fine, for the tourists (for which 12 quid is an inconvenience but little else considering it wont buy you a pub lunch in the sq mile.) but unless your soaking up the historic parts or museums it sucks. The parking, the drivers, the bloody awful restrictions that change hourly The nightmare estates you have to find and get in and out of.

An example, a glass company when you are close you ring up and a bloke stands at the entrance with a bucket. The bucket of water gets thrown on the cobbles so the trailer will slide against the building and fit into the gap used for loading.

Or another, builders merchant on a red route, I have to ring up for permission to park on said route or I have to pay the penalties, where do you park to ring up.

If it fell into the Thames I wouldn't miss it.

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I work for one of the local authorities in South London, whose hq are just inside the congestion charge zone next to Tower Bridge. I commute on the bike, it's the cheapest, quickest, funnest way. But I'll have to buy another bike, made after July 2007 in 5 years time if I am to continue doing so.

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Fkn madness" :crazy: [ Camden They hailed from,] SERIOUSLY tho... them black cabs are polluting fkers,,,50 bikes to 1 of them anyway,,

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Bike is 23 years old and I have to go into London at all sorts of times.

I'd hope I can claim that back off the company, but I suspect they'll have a get-out for that as well...

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Refuse to pay like we do here..they can`t arrest everyone and their admin will become a nightmare.

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Refuse to pay like we do here..they can`t arrest everyone and their admin will become a nightmare.

Nah, they'll just get the bailiffs in to sieze everyones' vehicles... and there are enough jobsworths in this little island who would do just that!

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As above, you do not want these people after you they WILL take you car/bike/house away to get their money, these are the legal mafia and they will break you.

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Crap..I suppose its one of the advantages of Africa..powers that be can`t seem to enforce anything so criminals have field day here.

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