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Sunday, October 18, 2015

London: dealing with traffic/Как Лондон справляется с наплывом автомобилей

Beginning in 2003, London started charging motorists for driving into the downtown area. The idea is the same as with the ZTL in Rome, except that the payment is not so steep, only 11.5 pounds. However, that adds up pretty quickly. These signs warn about the beginning of the congestion charge zone.

Начиная с 2003-го года, заезжая в самый центр Лондона, большинству владельцев автомобилей придется заплатить. Идея такая же как и с ZTL в Риме. Вроде бы и немного, всего 11,5 фунтов стерлингов, но если ездить каждый день, то накапливается немаленькая сумма. Вот такие знаки предупреждают о начале платной зоны.


And such cameras, as on the poll, take pictures of cars' license plates.

А вот такие камеры, как на столбе, фотографируют номера машин на выезде из платной зоны.



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