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Swedish Support for Congestion Charge at All Time High

2:09 PM EST on March 6, 2007

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Reported in The Local (Sweden):

Support for the congestion charge in Stockholm is greater than ever before, according to a new poll.

In the poll, conducted by Skop for newspaper Stockholm City, 67 percent of those questioned said it was good that the new government had decided to reintroduce the charge. 33 percent of the 1,021 people asked said they disapproved of the decision.

A 51.3 percent majority voted in favour of retaining the charge in a referendum in September. The incoming centre-right administration promised to honour the vote, but said that income from the charge would go towards road-building, rather than towards public transportation as the Social Democrats had planned.

Photo: audreym/Flickr

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