Would London's Tolls Work For New York?

Manhattan traffic consultant Sam Schwartz, who coined the term 'gridlock', says that London's success has New York reconsidering tolls.
June 2, 2003, 3am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"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."

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Published on Sunday, June 1, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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