Is Congestion Pricing a Good Idea?

Phil Ting's picture

The Transportation Authority has been proposing various congestion pricing models in the past.  A few years ago, they proposed a plan which London uses and New York piloted which was charging to driving in and out of downtown SF during the work day.

If SF has a transit first policy, does it make sense to charge people to drive so it gets them out of their cars and into transit or bikes?

Recently, the Transportation Authority is looking at a charge or toll for Peninsula drivers to commute into San Francisco for work.  Is this a good idea?

 

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/cityinsider/detail?entry_id=78984to

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