What YOU are saying about the A22 tolls – 10

UPDATED DECEMBER 12

Here is a selection of what YOU are saying about the introduction of tolls on the A22. Email us at [email protected].

DETRIMENTAL: The introduction of tolls on the A22 will have a detrimental effect on tourists and travellers on this motorway just at a time when the Algarve needs to attract as much tourists revenue as possible. The introduction of tolls will add to the cost of tourists travel and can only have a detrimental effect. SAY NO NO NO V. FIELD

THE PEOPLE’S VOICE:Short-sighted political vision must sense short term financial gain from the introduction of tolls in the Algarve. However, in their clamour to fill the coffers with muitos moedas, those bureaucrats determined to enforce this change fail to recognise the real cost to people of the Algarve. Revenue from such tolls will be minimised as people revert to the EN125 and, as in the case of many Spanish tourists, simply avoid Portugal. Such lack of revenue allied to the financial and human cost of road accidents, with the inevitable loss of life, simply does not add up. It is not to late for the powerbrokers to demonstrate real maturity by responding to the people’s voice and reversing this misguided legislation. The people of the Algarve deserve nothing less. TOM CALLAN