See it: Gorgeous plazas with lush plantings in movable containers. Refurbished 19th-century factory buildings on quaint cobblestone streets. People sipping drinks under red cloth umbrellas — and hardly a car to be seen. Are we really in the Manhattan? Yes.
Much of the coverage of congestion pricing focuses on the need for a toll to reduce congestion or pollution. And that's important. But drivers need to know that they do far more harm than merely causing traffic and greenhouse gas emissions. Put simply: Cars destroy the human living environment in the city.