Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Stockholm

2008: Year of the Bicycle?

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Ahead of this week’s National Bike Summit in Washington, DC, syndicated columnist Neal Peirce wonders if 2008 will be "bicycling’s best year since the start of the auto age." He writes about developments promoting the bicycle as a legitimate form of transportation around the world, many of which have been featured right here on Streetsblog: […]

Congestion Pricing, Hashed Out Over Pints

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It wasn’t your typical congestion pricing forum, but last night about 50 people got to hear the pros and cons of the Bloomberg plan debated in a relaxed, informal setting, with instructions from the moderators to keep drinking. The event, sponsored by the London-based Institution of Civil Engineers, brought together two proponents and two critics […]

Congestion Pricing Returns to Stockholm

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  Sweden re-launched its congestion pricing system today following a 6-month trial and voter referendum last September, in which Stockholm residents approved the traffic control measure by a margin of 52 to 45. The referendum was a definitive victory for a system that reduced Stockholm’s traffic congestion by as much as 50 percent and decreased noxious […]

Permanent Pricing Gets Green Light in Sweden

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Stockholm has just completed its congestion pricing trial. Thanks to broad public support, parliament voted to make the fee permanent. Will New York be in the same position years from now? The Local (Sweden) reports: Sweden’s parliament on Wednesday voted in favour of a permanent road toll for Stockholm in a bid to reduce congestion, […]

Swedish Support for Congestion Charge at All Time High

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Reported in The Local (Sweden): Support for the congestion charge in Stockholm is greater than ever before, according to a new poll. In the poll, conducted by Skop for newspaper Stockholm City, 67 percent of those questioned said it was good that the new government had decided to reintroduce the charge. 33 percent of the […]