StreetFilms: A London Driver Discusses Congestion Pricing

In this StreetFilm by Nick Whitaker, level-headed London motorist Barny Crocker talks about how congestion charging has effected London traffic and his own driving habits:

"There was massive resistance to the congestion charge when it was first brought in but as soon as it came in I think everyone was quite surprised at how effective it was."

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StreetFilm: Talking Transportation with Bob Kiley

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Talking Transportation with Bob KileyProduced by Cicala FilmworksRunning Time: 13 minutes 7 seconds The debate over congestion pricing has been heating up in advance of Mayor Bloomberg’s big Earth Day speech tomorrow. What better time to get some talking points on the matter from Bob Kiley, who served as the Commissioner of Transport for London […]
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Moving Beyond the Automobile: Congestion Pricing

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In the fifth chapter of “Moving Beyond the Automobile,” we demystify the concept of congestion pricing in just five short minutes. Here you’ll learn why putting a price on scarce road space makes economic sense and how it benefits many different modes of surface transportation. In London, which successfully implemented congestion pricing in 2003, drivers […]

StreetFilms: “I Have the Right to Breathe Clean Air”

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This Streetfilm, produced for The Campaign for New York’s Future, speaks for itself. But it’s worth noting its emphasis on (1) the fact that congestion pricing, while new to the United States, is a success in other parts of the world (and not only London); and (2) that traffic is choking the city, figuratively and […]

Today’s Headlines

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Dedicating a Ghost Bike for a Friend (NYTurf) Streetfilms: Video of Saturday’s Eric Ng Memorial (Sblog) DOT Officialy Introduces New "Shared Lane" Signs and Markings (DOT) DOT Releases New Signs To Help Bikes And Cars Share The Road (NY1) Move over, drivers – you have company (News) City Council Seeks to Regulate the Pedicab Industry […]

Merry Gridlock!

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Streetsblog editor Aaron Naparstek and StreetFilms’ Nick Whitaker hit the intersection of Atlantic, Flatbush and Fourth Avenues Thursday morning to see what a "Gridlock Alert Day" looks like at one of New York City’s most congested intersections. After about 25 interviews with drivers it became pretty clear that if City Hall truly wants to reduce […]

Rethinking Soho

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A Porsche, an ambulette, Paul Steely White, Bruce Schaller and a vendor compete for street space in Soho Crowded shoppers and residents want more sidewalk space in Soho and they would be happy to give up some of the area’s parking space to get it, according to a study released today by Transportation Alternatives (Download […]