June 17, 2014

Vancouver's Revolutionary Fix for Gridlock

Andrew Coyne, National Post

The Associated Press

The plan? The mayors refer to it as “comprehensive mobility pricing.” It’s never quite spelled out what this means, but it’s clear this would go far beyond putting tolls on the odd bridge or highway, of a kind the region’s inhabitants have grown used to — a piecemeal approach that has simply shifted the burden of congestion, rather than reduced it. Instead, the mayors appear to favour a system that would see drivers pay to use the entire road network, much as they now pay to use their cellphones, with different charges applying on different roads at different times.

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