TMBG’s Flansburgh: I Drive, and I Support Congestion Pricing

tmbgcolorhi2_285.jpgIn other rock star news, Williamsburg resident John Flansburgh — one half of the esoteric duo They Might Be Giants — issued an unprompted endorsement of congestion pricing on Daily Intel earlier this week:

When’s the last time you drove a car?
Today. Because I am constantly moving equipment, I drive my car or use
a car service almost every day — and I am still in favor of the
congestion pricing.

Apparently it’s a one-car household. Flansburgh describes his wife, writer and performer Robin Goldwasser, as a "classic New Yorker" who "won’t drive."

Photo: John Flansburgh (l) and John Linnell/

  • Angus Grieve-Smith

    But does she cross the street in the middle of the block?

  • New World Order

    Is Congestion pricing the solution?

    Or is the end of the 9-5 job and the end of the 5-day workweek the solution?

    I forsee a future where commerce is 7 (not 5 days) a week 16 hours a day and workers only have to work a 4 day work week with staggered schedules.

    The archaic 9 to 5 workweek is the problem.

    What’s the solution?

  • Angus Grieve-Smith

    Actually, by your argument the archaic workweek is more of a proximate cause than a problem.

    There are a number of problems. One is that nondrivers are paying more than their fair share of road and bridge maintenance.


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