CONGESTION CHARGE (v.t.) A tallage made upon a costermonger to drive his cart into the metropolis centre, that suffers heavy traffik doth caus’d by bycicle lanes
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I read somewhere that traffic congestion was actually much worse in Central London before WW2. I think they left bringing in the charge rather late. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
The early moving pictures at Bank junction with all the horse drawn omnibuses looks pretty congested to me.
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