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Asking 'the Congestion Question'

The Congestion Question

Should Greater Manchester introduce a congestion charge to help pay for improvements in the region's public transport network. If it happens, how would it affect your travel plans?

The principles of a proposed congestion charge for Greater Manchester are clear: up to £3bn to improve public transport on condition that motorists pay to drive in and out of the city at peak times. The whole issue will be decided by public referendum with ballot papers going out at the end of November.

But only people in Greater Manchester will get a vote in the official referendum. If you drive in from Lancashire, Mersyside, High Peak or Cheshire, you don't get a vote even though you may end up paying the charge.

We want you to tell us what you would do if the congestion charge is introduced along with improvements in public transport.

Experts from National Centre for e-Social Science at the University of Manchester have created an interactive map, which will colour a map of the region and the wider North West according to how you respond.

By selecting one of five options, you will be able to say how you believe a congestion charge would affect your future travel plans.

Ultimately, we hope to build a congestion charge 'mood map' of the region which will reveal the range of opinions in different parts of the north west.

How to take part

Just follow the 'The congestion question' link above to the MapTube website and fill in your details.

You can choose from five options and will be asked for your postcode - that's it. It should take less than a minute to complete and the map is updated every 24 hours.

You WILL NOT be asked for any other personal information and what you do submit will NOT be used for any other purpose.

NB. This is NOT a scientific survey or poll and is not connected in any way to the official referendum process.

last updated: 21/10/2008 at 17:28
created: 20/10/2008

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