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Congestion

May 25, 2020, 9am PDT
The technology for congestion pricing already exists. The leadership and vision required to implement congestion pricing is still a work in progress, according to a report.
Eno Center for Transportation
May 17, 2020, 9am PDT
Researchers around the world are trying to get an idea about how increased automobile trips, fewer shared modes, and high unemployment will alter long-term trends in transportation.
CityLab
April 24, 2020, 5am PDT
The federal government was already slow to cooperate with a plan to charge automobile drivers for entering certain parts of Manhattan, but with coronavirus commanding so much attention, the project isn't likely to move forward any time soon.
New York Daily News
April 12, 2020, 5am PDT
With so few cars on the road, cars and buses are moving faster in New York City. Some drivers are going too fast, though.
The New York Times
March 19, 2020, 9am PDT
A region once brought to a standstill by two inches of snow is now almost completely free of traffic congestion.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 8, 2020, 11am PDT
Multiple studies have quantified the early results from a project in San Francisco that blocked most private automobile traffic from Market Street in the city's downtown.
Populus on Medium
March 8, 2020, 7am PDT
New road capacity doesn't solve congestion, according to the central argument of a new report by Transportation for America.
Transportation for America
February 25, 2020, 10am PST
The idea of blocking major streets to private automobiles is making advocates envious in cities that have yet to implement the idea. A petition is circulating to give the car-free treatment to Chestnut Street in Philadelphia.
Billy Penn
February 20, 2020, 5am PST
Incessant honking just adds to the chaos on city streets, so Mumbai police put up a clever device to remind drivers that making noise will not ease traffic woes.
The New York Times
February 12, 2020, 11am PST
Everyone pays a high price for the congestion and pollution of car dependence, according to this article, so maybe drivers should start paying more for the privilege.
Honolulu Civil Beat
January 29, 2020, 8am PST
A new report from the World Economic Forum predicts dire consequences for congestion and carbon emissions if e-commerce delivery services proliferate unchecked.
Supply Chain DIve
December 17, 2019, 10am PST
Many transportation challenges could be solved by a more informed understanding of price elasticity of demand, according to this article.
City Observatory
December 9, 2019, 6am PST
The known quantity of the EZ Pass system could prevent innovations in congestion pricing that would prevent the challenges since London enacted a similar policy.
Wired
December 3, 2019, 2pm PST
The Portland experience builds the case for dedicated bus lanes as an effective method of congestion mitigation.
BikePortland
November 25, 2019, 2pm PST
An expanding number of major U.S. cities are exploring the idea of charging drivers to drive into certain heavily trafficked parts of town. San Francisco is the most recent to explore the idea of congestion pricing (also known as cordon pricing).
Smart Cities Dive
November 20, 2019, 11am PST
Vehicle pollution is making cities around the world unlivable. Some cities have taken steps to curb auto use and emissions, with varying levels of success.
The New York Times
November 19, 2019, 2pm PST
The companies behind navigation apps say they want to decrease congestion in cities. But a tool that is essentially designed to help individuals isn’t going to provide a collective benefit.
CityLab
November 19, 2019, 12pm PST
A small group of test subjects, enabled with the use of a chauffeur, increased driving distances by a collective 83 percent.
Jalopnik
November 14, 2019, 1pm PST
Promises of congestion and thousands of cars spilling on to quiet residential streets proved unfounded after the first week with tolls on the Highway 91 tunnel in Seattle.
City Observatory
November 14, 2019, 12pm PST
A pilot program in Columbus, Ohio, will help bring order to the city’s curbside space, a response to a mobility network that has become more complicated and crowded.
Smart Cities Dive