Tag: useage based pricing

Road pricing report pinpoints traffic hotspots ahead of public consultations | CTV Vancouver News

Road pricing report pinpoints traffic hotspots ahead of public consultations | CTV Vancouver News

“It’s time to have a conversation about new ways of approaching this issue,” Allan Seckel, chair of the independent commission, said in a news release. “Our research shows Metro Vancouver residents are open to new ideas. The fact is, we already pay some forms of mobility pricing – such as gas taxes or transit fares […]

Congestion plan unveiled by Mayor de Blasio | am New York

Congestion plan unveiled by Mayor de Blasio | am New York

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday unveiled a five-point plan to cut congestion in Manhattan and speed the flow of traffic as the city’s economy booms and its population grows. The plan focuses on freeing curb space, intersections and new travel lanes primarily with increased police enforcement of congestion-causing violations, like blocking the box or […]

Would congestion pricing help solve LA’s traffic problem? | Curbed LA

Would congestion pricing help solve LA’s traffic problem? | Curbed LA

Los Angeles has the notable distinction of having the some of the world’s worst traffic, but seemingly endless road congestion is hardly unique to the Southland. To address their own traffic problems, many cities around the world use “congestion pricing” to dissuade people from driving into crowded areas at peak times. By charging a toll […]

Morning gridlock leaves Port Mann commuters fuming | CBC News

Morning gridlock leaves Port Mann commuters fuming | CBC News

More cars, more problems Traffic spiked by more than 25 percent on the Port Mann Bridge and there was also a substantial increase on the Golden Ears Bridge after tolls were removed on both crossings. Transportation blogger and Langley city councillor Nathan Pachal says it stands to reason that when there are more cars on […]

“Pay For Use” Best Way To Combat Urban Congestion & Pollution, Researchers Say | CleanTechnica

“Pay For Use” Best Way To Combat Urban Congestion & Pollution, Researchers Say | CleanTechnica

There are many ideas on how to fight urban congestion and pollution. Researchers at the University of British Columbia have investigated more than 60 of them and come up with one recommendation — “pay for use” pricing of roads. Yup, the unseen hand of market economics is indeed best for the efficient allocation of scarce […]

Road pricing best way to reduce vehicle emissions, concludes UBC study | CBC News

Road pricing best way to reduce vehicle emissions, concludes UBC study | CBC News

Road pricing strategies have taken off in several European countries but haven’t yet been embraced in North America, Bigazzi said, but he thinks it’s just a matter of time. “We are very used to what seems to be free transportation systems for driving but that is increasingly changing,” he said. Although the extra cost for […]

When will London adopt pay-as-you-go road pricing? | CityMetric

When will London adopt pay-as-you-go road pricing? | CityMetric

How far off is road charging? At Sustrans, we have long argued for road pricing and supported the London Assembly, the elected members that scrutinise the mayor, in making the case for it. But in 2008, the UK government backed down from its road pricing plans due to a sizeable petition and a referendum in Manchester which sealed its […]

Saltzman wants congestion pricing of I-5 before widening project starts | BikePortland.org

Saltzman wants congestion pricing of I-5 before widening project starts | BikePortland.org

Many local electeds, insiders and transportation policy leaders are saying that the time has come for Portland to try congestion pricing. And given the politics and context of this I-5 project, it could be a great opportunity to implement a pricing pilot project. Cortright is a strong believer that congestion pricing should happen before any […]

New York City Has a New Congestion Pricing Plan | CityLab

New York City Has a New Congestion Pricing Plan | CityLab

For the first time in years, congestion pricing might have real political traction in an American city. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has come out in support of the idea as a solution for New York City, with its thickening traffic and dire need for transit funding. “Congestion pricing is an idea whose time has […]

PETER FORBES, Quincy: City must take big steps to improve its walkability | Wicked Local

PETER FORBES, Quincy: City must take big steps to improve its walkability | Wicked Local

The more we allow the automobile and parking to determine what can be built, where it can be built, and how it can be built, the lower the quality of life for Quincy residents and the more pressing our problems of automobile congestion, affordable housing and city finance. Many options are available to help reverse […]