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✊🏙 NYC congestion pricing detailed 🛣 China's train & metro growth 🇨🇳 Cities moving away from cars 🚇

Happy Sunday, urbanists! Gov. Cuomo unveiled the proposed congestion charge to be applied in New York
✊🏙 NYC congestion pricing detailed 🛣 China's train & metro growth 🇨🇳 Cities moving away from cars 🚇
By Radical Urbanist • Issue #17 • View online
Happy Sunday, urbanists!
Gov. Cuomo unveiled the proposed congestion charge to be applied in New York City this week. There will clearly be people vehemently opposed to pay to drive in Manhattan, but I feel the example of Stockholm must be remembered here: people were opposed until it was implemented and they saw how it work. Approval has consistently risen ever since.
The money from the charge will go to NYC’s struggling subway system, yet its challenges are only a small indication of the lack of transportation investment in the United States. While China surges ahead, building thousands of kilometres of high-speed rail and metro lines, the US is lagging far behind, with its infrastructure being compared to that of developing countries.
Finally, I wrote about how tech companies won’t deliver the emancipatory change they promise will accompany driverless cars, but we don’t need to worry: we already have the technology to transform our cities.
All the best for the week ahead!
Paris

🛣 NYC congestion plan released
Driving a Car in Manhattan Could Cost $11.52 Under Congestion Plan
De Blasio Leaves the Door Open to Congestion Pricing
🇨🇳 Why China is a world transportation leader
In response to growth, Chinese cities choose metros
🚇 Transit and cycling can transform cities
Are Driverless Cars the Future of Transport or the Last Gasp of the Automobile?
How Paris Shifted Away From the Car
🧐 Interesting read!
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