Congestion charging works: cities that adopt it cut air pollution & travel times & increase revenue @EMBARQNetwork

Congestion charging works: cities that adopt it cut air pollution & travel times & increase revenue @EMBARQNetwork

Although congestion pricing is often a contentious issue, its ability to decrease congestion and air pollution while increasing revenue for sustainable transport projects makes it a policy many cities find worth pursuing. Photo by Zhou Ding/Flickr. Few urban policies have been as contentious or as fruitful as congestion pricing. Congestion pricing is a travel demand management policy that charges a fee for vehicles that enter a certain urban area or a certain street during specific periods of time. It aims to relieve traffic congestion, reduce air pollution and generate revenue for urban transport improvement. Singapore was the first city to introduce congestion pricing in 1975, but it was not until London implemented the policy in 2005 that it began to receive global attention . In recent months, discussions around introducing the measure have also reemerged in New York C...

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