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Today’s Headlines

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Community Boards: No Wonder They Are Only Advisory (Brooklyn Star) Upper East Side Greenmarket Ribbon Cutting (UGS) The Cost of Congestion (Daily Score) Debating the Path of Cortlandt Street (NYT) Governor, Mayor Open New Promenade In Battery Park City (NY1) Alternative Reality: Pushing for Greener, Safer Streets (NY Press) MAS on Lopate: AY is Lousy […]

Stockholm: Congestion Charging is Likely to Continue

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Last month residents of Stockholm, Sweden voted in a citywide referendum to continue that city’s experiment with congestion charging. By charging motorists a fee to drive into the city center, congestion charging had successfully reduced the amount of time Stockholm motorists spent waiting in traffic by 30 to 50 percent while significantly reducing air pollution and providing […]

Ken Livingstone on Congestion Pricing in New York

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In his most recent article for the Guardian, London mayor Ken Livingstone applauds Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to introduce congestion pricing in New York City: New York is now to get congestion charging modelled on London’s successful scheme. Isn’t it about time the naysayers admitted they were wrong? Retail sales in central London are far outperforming […]

Congestion Charging Rumor Mill

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Three congestion charging rumors, all from excellent, though, un-named sources: 1. Bob Kiley, the Transport for London Commissioner who oversaw the design and implementation of that city’s successful congestion charging system is joining Parson’s Brinckerhoff in New York City. Parsons is the global engineering firm that has been leading the Partnership for New York City’s […]

Stockholm Voters Approve Congestion Charging

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But Reject the Political Party That Supported It. Result: Gridlock Over Gridlock. On Sunday, residents of Stockholm, Sweden voted to continue their city’s seven-month long experiment with congestion charging. With 53 percent of the electorate in favor of congestion charging, the referendum represented a definitive victory for a system that reduced Stockholm’s traffic congestion by […]