How Paris Is Beating Traffic

<p>After the fall of congestion pricing, should New York look to Paris for ideas on how to reclaim its streets?</p>
April 24, 2008, 12pm PDT | Nate Berg
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"The mayor of a global metropolis, elected to his first term in 2001, set out to reduce driving and promote greener modes of transportation in his city. Congestion pricing turned out to be unfeasible, because influential political forces in the suburbs believed, rightly or wrongly, that charging people to drive into the urban core was regressive. Undaunted, the mayor found other means to achieve his transportation agenda.

The mayor is Bertrand Delanoë, and the city is Paris, where private auto use has dropped 20 percent in a few short years."

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Published on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 in Streetsblog
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