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Re: What Really Causes Traffic Congestion

Posted by Jackson Park B Train on Wed Jul 10 14:36:17 2013, in response to Re: What Really Causes Traffic Congestion, posted by Dan on Wed Jul 10 09:04:54 2013.

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S.I. I have some sympathy for, the others, not. Really economically not very smart to own, insure, maintain a car which you don't use except on weekends and the occasional evening. That's what cabs and ZipCar are for. Let us be clear, if you are driving the tradesperson truck w/tools/materials that is different, and the congestion charge is just another business cost. However, if one is working on a longer term project, the tools stay on site and in many cases the materials can be delivered by the supplier. Absent such freight transport, single driving into Midtown is simply unnecessary, why should we encourage it? If some overly rich person insists on driving, fine, make them pay. As to spending these revenues, yes, we need to watch like hawks because the pols/bureaucrats will try very hard to waste them on something else--eternal vigilence is...

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