In The New York Times', author Justin Gillis and the CEO of Energy Innovation Hal Harvey look at what cities are doing to claim back their space away from the automobile.
London now has 15 years of experience with a stiff “congestion charge” that discourages many drivers from entering the city center. In a virtuous cycle, the money goes to better public transit and more bike lanes. Early legislative discussions are underway about trying the same thing in Seattle and in some of California’s more congested cities. New York has just turned down such a plan for the second time in a decade, but the idea is not going to die — the city needs it too badly.
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