Tuesday 7 December 2010

London tolls in the 18th century

Spatial Analysis blog has published a map of private turnpikes that surrounded many parts of London in the 18th century.  Some commentators said it shows London had congestion charging "centuries ago" when actually it shows how London's roads were built by private enterprise and user pays.  Bearing in mind of course that this is in the age before motorised land transport!

18th century London turnpike map

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