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Audio Interview with London's "Dave Wetzel on congestion charging and land value taxes

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  • Eric Britton
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      Global Public Media- Public Service Broadcasting For A Post Carbon World

      Audio file uses Real Player:

      Go to: http://www.globalpublicmedia.com/interviews/523

      Dave Wetzel on congestion charging and land value taxes

      Dave Wetzel

      In Brief: Dave Wetzel, vice-chair of Transport For London and chair of The Labour Land Campaign , discusses congestion charging and land value taxes with GPM's David Room .

       

      To alleviate traffic woes in cenrtal London , Mayor Ken Livingstone instituted a congestion charge. Since it was put in place, traffic delays inside the charging zone are down, traffic circulating within the zone is down, and delays on main routes into the zone are down. Traffic outside the zone has not experienced any significant adverse impacts, as the majority of ex-car users have transferred to public transport. Safety has also improved under the plan.

       

      Wetzel also proposes that land value taxes (replacing or greatly reducing income tax) would be good for business, good for those struggling to buy houses, and would force land to be used more efficiently.

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      Audio (length 54): download (.mp3), stream (.ram)

       

       

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