Downtown Bridge Traffic: Are Tolls the Answer?
The bridges that spans New York City's East River are storied, scenic spans. They are also the chokepoint for the majority of lower Manhattan's congestion. Last month, the inimitable "Gridlock" Sam Schwartz proposed an ambitious plan to reduce that congestion and fund public transit in one four-letter word: tolls. Under his scheme, everyone pays to cross any East River bridge. Bicyclists, trucks, walkers and cars would all have to cough up, according to the traffic engineer and New York Daily News columnist. Now, a few other thought-leaders are hopping into the fray.
Join T.A. Executive Director Paul Steely White for a panel discussion on East River Bridge tolls and road pricing presented by Manhattan Community Board 2 and NYU’s Office of Government and Community Affairs. Tri-State Transportation Campaign’s Kate Slevin, the Regional Plan Association’s Hope Cohen and Transportation Analyst Charles Komanoff will also chime in.
Start: May 10, 2012 - 6:00pm
End: May 10, 2012 - 8:00pm
24 West 12th Street