Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Congestion Pricing

A Flat “Congestion Charge” for Taxis and Uber: Yea or Nay?

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Would a new surcharge on taxi and for-hire vehicle trips in Manhattan below 59th Street thin out traffic on congested streets? Not much it won’t, according to transportation economist Charles Komanoff, whose traffic analysis has helped shape the Move NY toll reform campaign. Every year the city’s Independent Budget Office releases a list of options to cut expenses and […]

Why Is There So Much Traffic in NYC? It’s the Free Roads, Stupid

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Since the de Blasio administration attempted to cap for-hire cars this summer, the debate over Manhattan traffic has gotten louder, but not more productive. Uber claimed it definitely wasn’t the problem. Some council members wondered if bike lanes were slowing down cars. Amid all the noise, something important got lost. At a hearing about Manhattan traffic this morning convened by Borough President Gale Brewer, a simple […]