Re: Re: M3 Anti-tolls Online Petition – www.m3tolls.com
Also from the EIS:
Effectively the proposed scheme will replace the existing N3, which will becomes an all-purpose alternative to the motorway
So, you can choose to drive along the old road or pay to use the new one. I guess the tolls will be set at a level so that people are not discouraged from using the M3, otherwise everyone will stick to the old road, and the private tolling company won’t profit.
When a road is busy you’ve got to pay for it one way or another, either by direct tolling or by queuing in traffic jams. If you have an economically productive aim to your journey (like getting to work) you may prefer to pay the toll then sit in your car listening to Morning Ireland.