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Newslinks | 21st May 2007 & Weekend Round-up

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Have your say on route options for East London Transit "Transport for London (TfL) is encouraging local people to get involved in a public consultation on route options for the East London Transit from Barking town centre to Dagenham Dock via Barking Riverside." [from TfL]

Parking meters to be axed in autumn

"Parking meters and pay and display machines are to be removed from a swathe of central London. Westminster council has agreed to remove all its cash parking machines by next year after running a successful trial of pay-by-phone parking." [from thisislondon.co.uk]

Green car tax 'won't work', says environmentalists

"A scheme to encourage motorists to go green has been described as "useless" by an environmental group." [from This is Hertfordshire]

Draft bill starts Britain down the road to pay as you drive

"The government will push ahead with its much-maligned road pricing policy this week when it publishes proposals for pay-as-you-drive trials." [from the Guardian]

Londoners to vote on 'noisiest tube station'

Travellers are being encouraged to nominate their noisiest station via an on-line poll on the UKNA website. A report on the findings will be published later this year. [from 24dash.com]

AND FINALLY...

London buses inspire new Tehran tourism

"Tourist attractions have long been trumped by traffic jams and choking pollution as Tehran's defining hallmarks. Now London-style sightseeing buses are to offer street tours in an effort to transform the image of a city described by the Lonely Planet Guide as Iran's "big, loud, chaotic, vibrant and ugly beating heart"." [from the Guardian]