Comments on: Congestion charging and biketopia http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/26/congestion-charging-and-biketopia/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: dWj http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/26/congestion-charging-and-biketopia/comment-page-1/#comment-15317 Mon, 31 May 2010 22:17:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4022#comment-15317 Oh, you did write “central business district”, not Manhattan. So presumably this is people driving from Brooklyn or Queens to the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels, respectively, which is more what the statistic sounds like to people.

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By: dWj http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/26/congestion-charging-and-biketopia/comment-page-1/#comment-15316 Mon, 31 May 2010 22:15:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4022#comment-15316 Does that 40% statistic include everyone who drives between the Bronx and New Jersey on the GW Bridge? It might be a bit misleading; what’s the statistic for “Manhattan south of 150th” (or any other cutoff between Central Park and I-95)?

As a class, the biggest beneficiaries of the congestion charge are the people who pay it.

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By: TFF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/26/congestion-charging-and-biketopia/comment-page-1/#comment-15241 Thu, 27 May 2010 16:35:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4022#comment-15241 It is prohibitively expensive to build new expressways through cities. Boston tried that one to the tune of $15B.

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By: CDNrebel http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/05/26/congestion-charging-and-biketopia/comment-page-1/#comment-15224 Wed, 26 May 2010 19:51:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4022#comment-15224 If the problem is too much through traffic, why not build a new by-pass expressway around the burg, designed for the benefit of truckers? It’s make work project and will help traffic no?

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