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Toward Car-Free Cities: Why Congestion Charging Failed in New York
“Toward Car-Free Cities,” a blog series by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ Urban Mobility Team, explores the challenges and opportunities for Transport Demand Management (TDM) strategies. TDM focuses on reducing the demand for private vehicles through combining public policy ...
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Subsidizing Congestion? India’s Current Fiscal Policy for Public Buses and Private Vehicles
Revenue generated from taxation allows governments to invest in infrastructure and resources that allow for the delivery of essential services. Broadly speaking, these investments are expected to work towards improving the quality of life for the country’s citizens. However, India’s ...
Demystifying Transport Demand Management (TDM)
Todd Litman on the Costs of Congestion, the Drivers of Sprawl and Policies for Smarter Growth
How can we tackle the challenge of traffic congestion? What is driving urban sprawl? How does public transportation relate to issues of equity? In the following interview, TheCityFix sat down with Todd Litman, Founder and Executive Director of the Victoria ...
London Congestion Charge Zone
Ken Livingstone's Lessons for Congestion Charging and City Leadership
Ken Livingstone, the first ever mayor of London, known for implementing one of the largest congestion charge zones in the world, will come to Brazil in September for the Mayors´ Summit and the Cities & Transport International Congress. Here is ...
Beijing TDM
Four lessons from Beijing and Shanghai show how China’s cities can curb car congestion
A century of car-centric urban development has left our cities polluted, congested and searching for sustainable solutions. Transport Demand Management (TDM) strategies can provide these solutions by combining public policy and private sector innovation to reverse over-reliance on private cars. ...
The Basics on Congestion: Singapore, London, Copenhagen
The Basics on Congestion: Singapore, London, Copenhagen
Thanks to Copanhagenize.com, I’ve come across a great video from the Mexican office of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. It nicely sums up in less than four minutes the glaring and basic problem with non-integrated and car-centered design. ...
Research Recap, February 13: Modal Shift, Road Pricing, Strokes from Air Pollution
Research Recap, February 13: Modal Shift, Road Pricing, Strokes from Air Pollution
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Modal Shift to Ease Traffic Congestion and Pollution The Belgian consultancy, Transport & Mobility Leuven, conducted ...
Building More Roads Does Not Ease Congestion
Building More Roads Does Not Ease Congestion
Congestion is not an easy beast to tame for cities around the world. Building more roads and increasing the capacity of public transport does little to improve congestion, according to new research conducted in American cities and published by economists ...
Is DC-Area Congestion Taking Its Toll?
Is DC-Area Congestion Taking Its Toll?
News flash: Most Washingtonians drive alone to work.  This is no surprise, but the Census Bureau’s 2006-2008 American Community Survey, just released, confirms that 63.7% of our region’s workers who are over 16 drive by themselves to the office. Despite ...
The Odd Professional Congestion Consensus
The Odd Professional Congestion Consensus
Dr. Gridlock received an e-mail with a set of suggestions for how to reduce congestion in downtown D.C. He responds by giving his own list, which basically consists of enforcing double-parking laws, not building more parking downtown and then implementing ...
San Francisco to Lead U.S. in Congestion Charging?
San Francisco to Lead U.S. in Congestion Charging?
Photo of Golden Gate Bridge congestion in San Francisco by Sonja_Boeckmann from Flickr The second-most congested city in the nation is considering a plan to charge motorists to drive on local roads in an effort to relieve traffic woes. A ...
The Public Supports Road Pricing
The Public Supports Road Pricing
Congestion Pricing. Photo by .KM. A very interesting study released earlier this month counters conventional wisdom, suggesting that a clear majority of people support tolling and road pricing. As the authors of the study, which analyzed numerous national and international ...
A Congestion Charge for Mumbai?
A Congestion Charge for Mumbai?
The government of Maharashtra, India is planning to introduce a congestion charge in Mumbai, India’s largest city, to relieve the traffic problems that plague the streets. If the plan goes through, Mumbai will follow in the footsteps of cities like ...
Beyond Highways: Funding Clean Transportation through the US Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Beyond Highways: Funding Clean Transportation through the US Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
U.S. President Biden has touted the potential climate benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which makes historic investments in transportation, the country’s largest and fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. But while the bill’s investments could significantly lower transportation emissions, those reductions are not ...
3 Ways to Reimagine Public Transport for People and the Climate
3 Ways to Reimagine Public Transport for People and the Climate
The coronavirus pandemic hit public transport hard. Global ridership tanked initially by as much as 80%, and transit was still at around just 20% of pre-pandemic ridership at the end of 2020. There is serious concern that people will increasingly opt for private vehicles, should public ...
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