CAZ plans revealed
Just published now. Camden residents’ quick highlights:
- Applies 24 hours x 7 days per week
- £9 per day for non-compliant cars, vans, taxis (for which generous exemptions apply)
- Non-compliant cars are pre 2015 diesels and pre 2006 petrol cars
- No charge for any day that vehicle is parked in zone and not moved
- There have been tweaks to the CAZ zone boundary around the city but the boundary crossing Camden Road remains just SW of Gay’s Hill junction, so Camden residents are either ‘in ‘ or ‘out’.
- Implementation has gone back six months to end of 2020
- By then only 25% of vehicles are likely to be non-compliant, so a small reduction in traffic levels will result
- An electric bike hire scheme
- Some extra mini Park and Rides
- Nothing said about early warning signage of the CAZ to stop people 3-point-turning in Camden Road!
- The detail has not been released yet (40+ reports!)
- Click here for the link to the summary document
- Click here for the three minute official Council video
- Click here for an eight minute interview with the council’s Bob Goodman
- Do bookmark this page as we’ll post more information as it comes through
- Feel free to add comments below too.
What about Camden residents with older, non qualifying cars who want to go down to Waitrose or to the Railway Station etc.
Thanks, Colin. I’ll ask Mark Shelford later this morning.
I think I saw you queuing in Waitrose as I passed to see Mark Shelford about your case and life in Camden post CAZ. He said you will have to pay £9 to do your shop if you want to use your car. He also suggested that car clubs are being encouraged. Typically these will cost £50 annual fee and about £3.50 per hour. He also asked if you have a blue disability badge which could give you an exemption.
My suggestion is you have two years to consider swapping your car for a good quality 2006 Fiesta (currently available at £500, but bound to go up) and drive to Waitrose as you do now. Machiavellian and regressive but a loop hole which looks un-pluggable.
Oh well the Taxis will benefit. I don’t think I want a Fiesta thanks! An underhand way to price out old residents!