Can London's Bold Traffic Solution Work In The U.S.?

Neal Peirce reviews London's daring "congestion pricing" plan and wonders if such a solution will work in the U.S.
May 29, 2003, 7am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"So strong is our global reverence for cars that no world city has dared try such a scheme... the system kicked off Feb. 17, and now weekday traffic in the eight-square-mile central London zone has declined almost 20 percent. Result: Normally clogged streets have opened up...there's huge excitement in the very idea that world cities have a new way to confront the auto that has had such an impact of their quality of life in the past half century... But is the idea ripe for many cities?"

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 in The Washington Post Writers Group
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