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congestion charge Line breaks: con|ges¦tion charge

Definition of congestion charge in English:


A charge made to drive into an area, typically a city centre, that suffers heavy traffic.
Example sentences
  • We asked people in York how they felt about the council considering a congestion charge for the city centre
  • Both bosses support the possibility of bringing in a congestion charge in the city centre.
  • That's not to mention its exemption from the London congestion charge and road tax.


Example sentences
  • I wonder if York residents and motorists know that our city council is planning congestion-charging.
  • But the new proposals were coupled with clear signs that hugely-controversial plans for congestion-charging would be extended from London to other parts of the UK.
  • They said congestion-charging would be chaos.
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