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, 3:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

"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

Sunday, June 1, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times


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