London Deputy Mayor speaks in NYC about congestion charge policy

Last week, as part of New York City's work on a congestion charges for parts of Manhattan, the Deputy Mayor of London, Nicky Gavron, spoke at a forum sponsored by the Drum Major Institute (DMI) in New York. Also present at the forum were New York City Councilmember Eric Gioia of Long Island City and Sunnyside, Central Labor Council executive director Ed Ott and John Liu, chair of the New York City Council Transportation Committee representing Flushing. According to blogger-on-the-scene Lindsay Beyerstein, Gavron said that the London congestion charge brings in about $122 million for London while reducing the number of cars in the restricted area by a third. And people like the charge more now than they did before it went into effect.

There's a blow-by-blow account of the forum here.

[Source: This Modern World, DMI]

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