How Can City Politicians Gain Public Support for Congestion Charging?


How local governments can take congestion pricing from concept to reality(Heshuang Zeng, The CityFix(EMBARQ), Apr. 22, 2014)

Today we review an article that looks at successes achieved in implementing congestion charging and what steps were taken to ensure that. It seems to have a lot to do with planning in advance and provide transparency to the public in how revenue from the fees collected would be distributed in a fair manner and justifying the initial implementation costs using cost benefit analyses, as well as having the all out support of the Mayor from the beginning(which takes some courage). Cities such as Stockholm, London, Bogota, New York City (one day) and Beijing demonstrate many of these elements of success.

 

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