Congestion zone - increases in vehicles and delays

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Dear Transport for London,

In an article on changes to the congestion zone TFL wrote...

https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/policy/...
'We have found that average delays to journeys within the zone have been increasing. This is partly because there are an increasing number of vehicles entering the zone which are exempt from the charge or which receive a 100 per cent discount. Currently, only around 50 per cent of the vehicles entering the zone during charging hours are liable to pay the full amount.'

Are you able to provide figures per year that show the estimated number of vehicles entering the zone since it's introduction to date, the increase in average journey delays and the number of vehicles in the zone that receive the full discount?

Yours faithfully,
Matt

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Matt

 

Our Ref: FOI-1183-1819

 

Thank you for your e-mail received on 26 July 2018 asking for information
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Dear Greg,

Please find the information below.
Full name: Matt Lewis
AddressL Fixter Ltd, 40 Islington High St, London N1 8EQ

Yours sincerely,

Matt

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Lewis

 

Our ref: FOI-1183-1819/GH

 

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Transport for London

 

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Dear Mr Lewis

 

Our ref: FOI-1183-1819/GH

 

Thank you for your request received on 26 July 2018.

 

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that
we do hold the information you require.

 

estimated number of vehicles entering the zone since it's introduction to
date

 

A monthly breakdown of vehicles captured driving in the Congestion Charge
zone within charging hours is available online as part of the Mayor’s City
Dashboard data on the GLA website;
[1]https://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/vehic...

 

the increase in average journey delays

 

From June 2003, we completed operation impact monitoring and reported this
annually on our website here:
[2]https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publication....
The specific information you’ve requested can be found under the
‘Monitoring and research’ tab.

 

and the number of vehicles in the zone that receive the full discount?

 

Exempt vehicles are those which are not subject to the daily Congestion
Charge i.e. buses, motorbikes. 100 per cent Congestion Charge discounted
vehicles are those which first need to register with us to receive this
discount. i.e. for the Blue Badge Discount and for Ultra Low Emission
Discount. Full details can be found on our website here:
[3]https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/congest....
The attached table depicts both the average unique vehicle volumes that
are exempt and the average unique vehicle volumes that are registered with
us to receive a 100 per cent discount.

 

Furthermore, our online fact sheets depict the exact amount of active
Congestion Charging Discounts (not vehicles). These can be viewed here:
[4]https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publication...

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached
information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

 

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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References

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1. https://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/vehic...
2. https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publication...
3. https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/congest...
4. https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publication...
5. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/about-tfl/