Friday, March 9, 2012

Thinking big about transportation in New York City

As many people have pointed out, transportation in New York City is, well, dreadful, with huge traffic jams, crumbling infrastructure, trucks blocking lanes, and declining service in public transportation. Here's a film from Streetfilms that makes a very strong case for congestion pricing:



(Note the London bike lanes separated by a physical barrier from the flow of motor traffic.)

And in case you missed it, you can read Bill Keller's terrific article about Sam Schwartz, creative traffic engineer, here. "The Fair Pricing: A More Equitable Transportation Formula" presentation Keller refers to, which is well worth a look, is available here.

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