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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 […]

Today’s Headlines

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I Love Paris on a Bus, a Bike, a Train and in Anything but a Car (NYT) State Legislature Back in Albany Today to Vote on Pricing Deal (Newsday) Q-Poll: Congestion Pricing Bad but a Fare Hike is Worse (Daily Politics) Exhaust Fumes Linked to a Rise in Heart Disease (Guardian) Fare Hike Looming: MTA […]

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 […]

Rumor Mill: Sustainability Announcement Tomorrow

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Word has it that the Bloomberg Administration’s new Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability will unveil its first work product this coming Wednesday, November 15. It looks like this initial public announcement will be oriented more around the problems that the new office is thinking about and working on rather than the solutions. The solutions, I am told, may start to emerge as […]