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NLC calls on cities to consider congestion pricing | Smart Cities Dive

Dive Brief:

  • The National League of Cities (NLC) released a guide, Making Space: Congestion Pricing in Cities, encouraging cities to consider congestion pricing to ease traffic, improve citizens’ quality of life and gain revenue for infrastructure maintenance and upgrades.
  • The guide breaks down differences between road-use fee models and provides case studies for four cities: London, Stockholm, Singapore and New York. The case studies include each project’s background, financing, evolution and lessons learned, although New York’s case study lacks some of those elements because congestion pricing has not yet been implemented.
  • The guide concludes that congestion pricing might become even more important in cities as electric vehicles (EVs) and and autonomous vehicles (AVs) grow more prevalent. It also notes that small and medium-sized cities should remain open to the concept, and cities that don’t yet struggle with traffic should as well.

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