Now the city is looking to hire Jan Gehl, who is advocating going beyond a congestion charge and banning cars completely from the Times Square area. Gehl is also proposing eliminating street parking from some city avenues and expanding sidewalks there. The plan to add a $8 charge to drive into lower Manhattan is opposed in the State government and people outside the congestion zone. On the other hand, many groups in the city do support the plan because it would potentially make it easier to get around the city.
[Source: New York Daily News, via Autoblog]