Decongestion Fee System


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​One of the most innovative and effective solutions for alleviating traffic is the option to pay for gridlock-free roadways within a designated area, at certain times of the day when congestion is at its worst. In some of the most congested cities in the world, including London, Stockholm, and Milan, adding a decongestion fee system during peak hours has dramatically increased mobility, as well as improved public health and reduced traffic collisions. Fees collected are reinvested in transit options and safer streets.

Read about decongestion fee systems being proposed and implemented around the world:

Feb 13, 2018 - Could Paying People Not to Drive Help Reduce Congestion?, The Source​​​​

Feb 07, 2018 - Are Traffic-Clogged US Cities Ready for Congestion Pricing?, The Conversation​​

Jan 22, 2018 - How to Ease Traffic Congestion, CommonWeatlh​​

Jan 19, 2018 - Could Congestion Pricing Finally Work for New York City?, CityLab​​

Jan 09, 2018 - New, Higher Tolls for 2018, Stateline​​

Dec 08, 2017 - 3 Policy Fixes That Could Dramatically Reduce Transportation Emissions, StreetsBlog USA

Oct 14, 2017 - Why Surge Pricing Makes Us So Mad: What Springsteen, Home Depot and a Nobel Winner Know, The New York Times​

Oct 13, 2017 - Why Congestion Pricing Might Work in LA and Why It Might Not, Curbed Los Angeles

Oct 12, 2017 - What a Nobel Economist Can Teach Us on Congestion Pricing, Ethan Elkind​​​​​​​ Writings on the Environment & Politics, and Music

Oct 09, 2017 - The Real Revolution in New Vehicle Technology, Price Tags​​​​​​​

Oct 06, 2017 - Pay For Use Most Effective Way To Reduce Congestion And Air Pollution, Gas2.0​​​​​​​

Oct 05, 2017 - Cuomo Announces Congestion Panel, City Hall Unimpressed, Politico​​​​​​

Sep 27, 2017 - Transportation Equity: Why Peak Period Road Pricing is Fair, City Commentary​​​​​

Sep 26, 2017 - Would Congestion Pricing Work to Reduce Traffic in Los Angeles?, KPCC​​​​​

​Sep 23, 2017 - Everyone Hates Tolls, But Drastic Times May Call for Drastic Measures to Fix L.A.'s Traffic, Los Angeles Times​​​​​

Aug 13, 2017 - Cuomo Calls Manhattan Traffic Plan an Idea 'Whose Time Has Come', The New York Times​​​​

Aug 13, 2017 - As Inland Toll Lanes Boom, Why are New Freeway Lanes Rarely Free?, The Press-Enterprise​​

Aug 10, 2017 - The Not-So-Secret Trick to Cutting Solo Car Commutes: Charge for Parking by the Day, The Seattle Times​​

Aug 03, 2017 - How and Why Road-Pricing Will Happen, The Economist​​

Jul 2017 - Traffic Congestion Is Counter-Intuitive, and Fixable, ACCESS​

Jun 20, 2017 - How Technology Can Eliminate Traffic Congestion, The Wall Street Journal​​

Jun 20, 2017 - London Mayor Considers Pay-Per-Mile Road Pricing and Ban on New Parking, The Guardian​​

Jun 15, 2017 - Driving Costs are Hidden. Revealing Them Could Help Reduce Traffic, Medium​

Jun 15, 2017 - Pricing Roads for Autonomous Vehicles, City Observatory

Mar 08, 2017 - ​ Self-Driving Cars Can't Cure Traffic, but Economics Can, The New York Times

Mar 03, 2017 - There's Only One Way to Fix L.A.'s Traffic, and It Isn't Elon Musk's Tunnels. We Need Tolls — Lots of Them, Los Angeles Times

Feb 16, 2017 - Don't Demonize Driving, Just Stop Subsidizing It, The Atlantic

Feb 02, 2017 - Driving Fee Rolls Back Asthma Attacks in Stockholm, Inside Science

Jan 18, 2017 - Road Pricing Infographic: How Tolling Impacts Various Road Users, StreetsBlog LA

Jun 28, ​2016 - Sick from Traffic? Congestion Pricing Could be the Answer and Delhi Could be the Model, Forbes

Sep 2012 - Jonas Eliasson: How to Solve Traffic Jams, TED



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