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.
- A collection of Curbed articles on congestion pricing
- Information on New York City’s potential earnings and benefits
- A closer look at how much money is wasted sitting in traffic in metro New York
- And an article by Nicole Badstuber on how London congestion pricing has started to level out and the plans the city has in place to bring revenue back up