Congestion charges should be bumped up so drivers pay higher rates for using busy roads at peak times, a new report reveals.
Calls have been made for Mayor Sadiq Khan to scrap the current congestion charge and replace it with "road pricing", hitting those who travel at peak times in congested areas the hardest.
The London Assembly Transport Committee's "London Stalling" report claimed it was a popular idea, with more than half the road users quizzed agreeing with the move.
Chair of the committee, Caroline Pidgeon, said: "Something dramatic has to be done about the enormous congestion problem on London’s roads.
"The issue is costing our city money and costing Londoners their health and wellbeing.
"Road pricing would be a fairer approach, as road users would pay according to how much they contribute to congestion."
The Assembly Member added: "It’s a bold move – but our survey shows that road users are in favour and the current congestion charge is far too blunt an instrument and too narrow in scope."
Other changes also include having a cap on the number of nighttime deliveries in busier areas and starting a workplace parking levy.
The overall annual cost to London from traffic delays on busy roads is £5.5 billion, having risen over the last two years.
'Big, bold transport changes' for the capital on way
In October 2016, the Mayor announced the "ULEZ" (Ultra Low Emission Zone) plan which laid out the changes on way for the capital.
It is estimated that around 9,400 premature deaths occur each year in London due to illnesses caused by long-term exposure to air pollution and 448 schools in London are in areas exceeding legal air quality levels.
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