November 22, 2006
Congestion Pricing to Hop Atlantic?
According to Streetsblog, NYC is considering emulating London's example with congestion pricing.
November 22, 2006 8:07 AM
Matt C. Says:
It is about time.
November 22, 2006 9:16 AM
I wonder if we'll replicate it well or botch it up.
Now if we can learn how to build real passenger rail service to surpass England's and we'll finally be doing a "little" better.
November 23, 2006 11:08 PM
I have been wondering if this would be applicable up here. THe problem is, it would have to extend up to First Hill and Capitol Hill, as that is a big traffic generator as well. I used to walk down to the library from First Hill when my late father was dialysizing, and I dreaded crossing 6th and Madison, as during rush-hour, it is one long procession of free-right turns to get to the Freeway on-ramp. The traffic is mostly coming from the hospitals.
IF it were ever implemented here, I would have some of the money used for a bus-lane for the #10/12 buses to get down Madison St faster, as that route is slowed considerably by this traffic.
November 24, 2006 1:54 AM
There is an article in the Seattle Times today about Road Pricing, and the preliminary results from a Puget Sound Regional Council study on the issue, including a demonstration project.