Scrap the toll charge to cross the new Mersey crossing between Widnes and Runcorn
This is going to cost the every day working man/woman £90 a month to cross the new crossing just to get to work or visit family and friends. It's not a crossing more a boarder wall for many.
When the Mersey Gateway toll rates were first set several years ago; it was claimed that allowing for inflation by the time the new bridge opened; the tolls would on a par with those for the Mersey Tunnels. However; now the bridge has opened; the reality is that the tolls are considerably more expensive than the Mersey tunnel tolls. This bridge is a necessity - but it is priced as an expensive luxury!
I signed because it will destroy businesses, which is happening already, and because their is no toll-free alternative for people who need to cross the Mersey to work. Registration will cost them over £1000 p.a., which is not good if you are a teacher, a care worker, a nurse of similar.
Closing old bridge for 'repairs' is just sharp practice. A 40 quid fine if toll not paid in 24 hours is simply legalised theft!
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