Comments on: The congestion pricing debate http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/02/the-congestion-pricing-debate/ 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: GingerYellow http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/02/the-congestion-pricing-debate/comment-page-1/#comment-15392 Thu, 03 Jun 2010 13:03:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4091#comment-15392 Certainly the buses seem to be fuller (and are definitely more frequent) than they used to be pre-charge, but then I’ve moved several times since then so it could just be the different routes.

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By: DrEvil http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/02/the-congestion-pricing-debate/comment-page-1/#comment-15387 Thu, 03 Jun 2010 09:34:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4091#comment-15387 The whole point of congestion pricing in London was to clear private cars (often occupied by one person) from the streets to free up space for buses thus taking pressure off an overcrowded tube network (it was accompanied by a large investment in the bus network). So why should people be surprised that tube passenger numbers fell, what matters is the total numbers using public transport. Anecdotally I know many people who now use buses when they wouldn’t have dreamt of it previously, a process that appears to be ongoing.

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By: petewarden http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/02/the-congestion-pricing-debate/comment-page-1/#comment-15377 Wed, 02 Jun 2010 22:40:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4091#comment-15377 Have you seen San Francisco’s upcoming electronic parking system?
http://sfpark.org/how-it-works/

The parking approach is a great Trojan Horse for congestion charging, despite its relatively poor targeting (eg trucks could still driver through Manhattan), because the principle of charging for parking is uncontroversial. I’ll be watching SF’s progress keenly.

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