Maths error casts doubts on Greater Cambridge Partnership’s road-charge consultation document

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Cambridge Independent

By (Gemma Gardner) Doubt has been cast on data used by the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) to justify its road-charging proposals after a maths blunder. The GCP claimed that Greater Cambridge’s population will grow by 28 per cent by 2031. It used the figure in its Making Connections consultation to explain why it was putting forward plans to fund a radically improved bus network by charging car drivers £5 – or more for larger vehicles – to travel in Cambridge each weekday from 7am to 7pm. Prof Kathy Liddell, founding director of the Cambridge Centre for Law,…

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