London, England (October 30, 2009) - 24 7 parking, experts in finding accessible parking in London, are able to offer an alternative for desperate commuters who are literally being priced out of public transport following London Mayor Boris Johnson's recent announcement of huge price hikes on buses, the Tube and in congestion charges.
Citing "mistakes of the past" and the current economic climate, Mr Johnson announced that, with effect from as early as December this year, tube fares will rise by 3.9% and bus fares will be increased by 12.7%, while the congestion charge will be hiked by an incredible 25%.
While Mr. Johnson asked commuters to accept the "difficult decision", the repercussions from this move could be far-reaching as (according to Transport for London figures) the three million travellers that use the Tube every weekday and six million who travel by bus, could soon be unable to afford to commute via public transport.
With such unprecedented rises in the cost of public transport, 24 7 Parking's secure London parking provides a viable alternative to these unaffordable fares. While no motorist can escape the immense increases in the congestion charge, 24 7 Parking urge commuters to consider car pooling in order to offset the costs and avoid paying the exorbitant fares that will forced onto public transport users.
"One of the arguments put forward in favour of the congestion charge was that it would encourage commuters to use public transport, but with such significant price hikes many will struggle to pay the fares" comments Nick Mordin of 24 7 Parking. "We offer convenient, secure and cost effective parking in London, and through organising car sharing to reduce the cost of the congestion charge, commuters can still afford to travel to work."
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