Worcester MP Michael Foster has expressed disbelief at plans to conduct a study into the feasibility of imposing congestion charging in the city.
The Labour MP said he was astonished that Worcestershire County Council was planning to apply for Government funding to investigate the possibility of introducing congestion charging.
Mr Foster, who believes that the tourist trade and local shops would be badly affected, observed: "Worcester does not have the infrastructure to support congestion charges.
"In London, visitors pay #8 a day to drive into the city. Who will pay this to visit Worcester?
"Even local people living in London pay a charge - every car driver living in Worcester would end up paying an extra #4 a week on top of existing motoring costs.
"I have not had many constituents suggesting this as a good idea."
The county council's cabinet will be asked to approve the bid for funding when it meets on Thursday.