Bath residents resent £9 congestion charge plan to tackle pollution
City says government is forcing it to take action to reduce nitrogen dioxide levels
The city of Bath may have a reputation for gentility but plans to charge many motorists £9 a day to drive into its Georgian streets are provoking anger and resentment.
High levels of pollution, largely caused by topography – the city lies in a giant bowl – are forcing the council to act, but critics say the move will hit people struggling financially and force traffic out into areas just outside the zone.
Source: Guardian Transport