The problem, of course, is America's car culture itself: Most commuters don't take public transit and view congestion pricing as a tax, making it a huge political lift, even if there's a groundswell of support for reform, these experts added.
The city's failure to give more space to the increasing number of pedestrians and cyclists on the Queensboro Bridge is a betrayal of Vision Zero — and that failure seems based solely on a fealty to car traffic.
The city's proposed cap on cruising times for app-based cabs is "arbitrary" and illegal because it supersedes the state's traffic-reduction regulations, and was concocted secretly without taking into consideration other factors, a new lawsuit by Uber argues.
Our taxicab Tennyson, our deadline Dylan, Charles Komanoff predicts that the mayor's Uber/Lyft plan won't really solve the congestion problem. There's math involved, so you might want to open that calculator app.