Tuesday, June 25, 2024

The Traffic Solution Most Cities Haven’t Tried

How does one handle traffic in New York City, where a 5-mile cab ride can take 40 minutes and the average speed in Midtown is often less than 5 MPH? In 2019, Vox explored congestion pricing as a solution that would charge drivers during peak hours to reduce traffic and to help fund public transit—a system now in the works for the city. This approach, successful in London and in other cities worldwide, aims to alleviate congestion and reclaim public space for all users.