Johnson’s London Dictionary: Congestion Charge

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

Dr. Johnson’s London Dictionary for publick consumption in the twenty-first century avail yourself on Twitter @JohnsonsLondon

2 thoughts on “Johnson’s London Dictionary: Congestion Charge”

  1. 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.


What do you have to say for yourself?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s