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Traffic congestion is good for the environment. Wait, come again? Are we talking about Bizarro World here? Actually, according to Wall Street Journal writer David Owen, excessive congestion can actually be a good thing when it convinces drivers to explorer transportation alternatives instead of sitting in endless traffic jams.

Apparently, charging a toll for drivers to enter a city center to reduce congestion was not appealing to the most residents of Manchester, England. Supporters of the congestion charge were unable to convince the majority of residents and drivers in the city that the C-Charge was a good idea. In fact, an overwhelming 79 percent of those who participated in a recent vote rejected the proposal.