The debate about road use charging continues. No simple and effective proposal
to limit center-city congestion has attracted popular support. The economic case
for reducing vehicle congestion in towns and cities is indisputable, as shown in
the recent article by Begg and Gray, but their solution could take a generation to
implement. The present article proposes using existing infrastructure to create a
low-tech, flexible and country-wide method of limiting the use of automobiles in
the centers of cities at specified times and in easily defined areas.