New Streetsblog Feature: Compact Archives

We’re beginning to roll out some site updates and new features here at Streetblog, with more on the way.  Today’s treat: Compact Archives.  Take a look at archives listing for a category or month, and you should find them more scan-able.  We’ve also updated our search results with the same goal in mind.  Boy, have we written a lot on congestion pricing.

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Another Tall Tale About Congestion From the Texas Transportation Institute

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Crossposted from City Observatory. Everything is bigger in Texas — which must be why, for the past 30 years, the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) has basically cornered the market for telling whoppers about the supposed toll that traffic congestion takes on the nation’s economy. Today, they’re back with a new report, “The Urban Mobility Scorecard,” which purports to […]

Congestion Pricing Can Help Save Working NYC Families $2,300 Per Year

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Without congestion pricing, fare hikes will hit New York’s many transit-using families hard. Image: Ed Yourdon via Flickr. Without bold action from legislators to fund transit, middle-class New York families will have to spend $2,300 more per year to get around the city even as the quality of the service they’re paying for declines, according […]

Congestion Charging on the Horizon for China’s Cities

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Which Chinese city will be the first to try congestion pricing? Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai — megacities whose populations are on the scale of New York’s? Or second-tier but still mighty cities (think Chicago) like Hangzhou, Nanjing, or Xi’an? Road tolling à la American turnpikes and thruways is already extensive in China, as a means to […]