Would London's Tolls Work For New York?
"Even if such a scheme could win approval from the Legislature, Schwartz estimated it would take a minimum of three years to implement: 'One year for environmental impact studies, two years for lawsuits.' Schwartz, however, is thinking much bigger than just East River tolls. He would like to see a comprehensive 'congestion-pricing' system throughout southern Manhattan that would charge people based on when and where they drive. The wider arteries along the rivers can accommodate more traffic, so they would cost less; narrower, heavily traveled streets would cost more, especially at peak times of day."
Thanks to Chris Steins