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How London is fighting its nightmare traffic

Congestion pricing is coming to New York City soon. And it works — just look at London.

Kimberly Mas is a senior producer at Vox video focused on science explainers.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a plan to bring congestion pricing to New York City. The policy will make people pay to drive in certain areas of Manhattan, and its goal is to raise money for the city’s crumbling public transit system and reduce traffic in its dangerously busy streets. But how exactly does congestion pricing work, and can it actually solve our transit woes?

In this video, a Vox collaboration with Curbed, we took a look at London — a city that enacted a congestion charge in 2003 — to see some of the policy’s potential benefits.

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